CardTrak.com reveals an online scheme luring consumers with “free” access to their credit scores was turns out is was anything but free as the consumer was then billed a recurring fee for a credit monitoring program they never ordered.
Visa and MasterCard International Payment Dollar Volume (PDV) passed the $1 trillion milestone in the third quarter and will likely top $1.3 trillion by the end of 2015. Currently, International credit card PDV is growing 9.5% annually and International debit card PDV is expanding 16.5% annually.
Bank credit card delinquency among the Top 100 U.S. banks continue to decline in the third quarter to 2.16%. The ratio is the lowest in more than 25 years, down 26 basis points (bps) from one year ago, down 65 bps from two years ago and down a stunning 447 bps from five years ago.