U.S. Credit Card Share

U.S. Credit Card Share for Big 6 Adds 80 bps CAGR Slips to 5.56%

U.S. credit card share for the Big 6 peer group increased to 54.2% in the first-quarter, compared to 53.4% for the first-quarter 2018. American Express year-on-year (YOY) growth in U.S. credit card outstandings for the first-quarter (1Q/19) lead the peer group. On a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) basis, Capital One outpaced the other five…

First-Quarter Card Profits

First-Quarter Card Profits Big 6 Tad Up YOY Re-Pricing Lag Fades

First-quarter card profits among the nation’s Big 6 U.S. issuers edged up 160 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a tax cut fueled surge of more than 50% one-year ago. Sequentially, credit card profits were flat. Since 2015, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is running about 2.77%. Profits (after tax) among the nation’s…

First-Quarter Credit Card Yields

First-Quarter Credit Card Yield Surges to Record 12.22%

First-quarter credit card yield set records for all the largest U.S issuers with Citibank’s yield skyrocketing 145 bps (basis points) over the past twelve months. Average credit card yield, among the nations’s Big 6 bank card issuers, rose by 16 bps sequentially to 12.22% and up 56 bps year-on-year (YOY) for the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared…

First-Quarter Credit Cards Increased 5% YOY Growing 3% CAGR in U.S.

First-quarter credit cards in the U.S. market will likely top 700 million in 2019. Mastercard is leading the charge growing credit/charge cards at least twice as much as the other three. U.S. credit/charge cards-in-force (CIF) in the first-quarter (1Q/18) for the Major 4 (Visa [V], MasterCard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS]) was up…

First-Quarter U.S. Card PDV

First-Quarter U.S. Card PDV Rises 8% YOY & Running 10% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. card PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the U.S. market rose 8.1% year-on-year (YOY) for the Major 4 U.S.-based networks. The Major 4 U.S. payment card networks: Visa [V]; Mastercard [MA]; American Express [AXP]; and Discover (DFS) collectively posted $1544.5 billion in 1Q/19 U.S. payment card PDV, compared to a revised $1623.1 billion for…

U.S, Credit Card Accounts

First-Quarter Credit Card Accounts + 6% YOY & 3.89% CAGR

First-quarter credit card accounts in the U.S. market posted a strong 6.1% year-on-year (YOY) gain topping 550 million. The growth rate is the highest in more than five years, and comes on the heels of sluggish growth in the prior year. Currently, the U.S. general purpose credit card market is growing at a five-year compound…

First-Quarter Global PDV

First-Quarter Global Purchases Up 9% FX & 12% CAGR

First-quarter global purchases for the Major 4 U.S.-based payment networks payments cards (credit + charge + debit + prepaid) increased 9.4% year-on-year (YOY) on a currency adjusted basis (FX). On a nominal dollars basis (NFX) for the first-quarter (1Q/19), global payment card purchase dollar volume (PDV), rose 4.4% YOY. The Major 4 U.S.-based global networks:…

First-Quarter Global CIF

First-Quarter Global Cards +7% YOY +9% CAGR Major 4 Networks

First-quarter global cards among the Major 4 U.S. payment networks expanded by 369 million credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF) over the past twelve months. The Major 4 (Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], Discover/Diners [DFS]), global payment cards grew 7.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19). First-Quarter Global CIF Growth The compound annual growth…

First-Quarter Payment Network Profits

First-Quarter Payment Network Profits Top $7B w/11% CAGR

First-quarter payment network profits among the global U.S.-based Major 4: Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS], rose 11.2% year-on-year (YOY), and now growing at an 11.03% CAGR, based on the past five years. The Major 4 reported a combined first-quarter (1Q/19) (after tax) profit of $7115 million, compared to $6573 million…