Cross-Border Transactions

Cross-Border Volume (FX) for Visa & Mastercard Transactions Slipped a Tad in Q2

Mastercard’s cross-border volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), soared in the second quarter (2Q/18) outpacing Visa by 158 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), Mastercard slipped a 121 bps, compared to Visa’s flat performance YOY. Cross-border transaction volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different from the…

Credit & Debit Cards Globally

Circulation of Payment Cards Worldwide Rises 6% YOY in Q2 & to Top 5.5 billion EOY

Payment cards worldwide or cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 6.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18) to 5412 million, compared to 5323 million for 1Q/18 and 5088 million, one-year ago. All the four major U.S. based payments networks posted gains in 2Q/18, according to CardData. Visa and MasterCard Rule the Planet…

Payment Card Transactions for V+M U.S. Rises 9.5% YOY in Q2

Payment card transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 9.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18) to 24.1 billion. The growth was driven by Mastercard credit and debit cards. U.S. payment card purchase transactions for Visa and Mastercard (debit+credit) hit 24,067 in 2Q/18, compared to 22,221…

Visa and Mastercard European Credit Cards Q2 Racking-Up Impressive YOY Gains

European Credit Cards Q2 for Visa and Mastercard posted strong year-on-year (YOY) gains for the second quarter (2Q/18). On a non-currency adjusted basis (NFX), gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 16.5% YOY, purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 19.2% YOY, and cards-in-force (CIF) climbed 6.1% YOY. On a currency adjusted basis (FX), Visa GDV rose 7.3% YOY…

Global PDV for Major 4 U.S. Card Networks Up 12% in Q2 FX YOY

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally rose 13.7% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis for the second quarter (2Q/18). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), global 2Q/18 PDV increased 12.1% YOY.  The major four U.S.-based global networks posted $3511 billion in global PDV…

Visa + Mastercard LAC Q2 PDV (FX) YOY Surges as Visa Marketshare Continues to Slip

Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region skyrocketed in the second quarter (2Q/18) with year-on-year (YOY) growth in double digits. Mastercard has been slowly gaining on Visa in the LAC, eroding Visa’s marketshare in the LAC region, based on nominal PDV, to 61% at end-of-year…

Global Q2 Profits for Top 4 U.S. Networks Top 20% YOY – Fueled by Mastercard +33% YOY

Profits for the top four networks were all over the map year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18). The network peer group net income (after tax) soared 20.8% YOY for 2Q/18, largely driven by Mastercard. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover reported a combined 2Q/18 (after tax) profit of $6190 million, compared to $6397 million…

Excluding U.S. — V+M Q2 Global PDV Rises +14% FX YOY Helped by Mastercard International Debit

Visa and Mastercard international payment card (credit + debit) purchase dollar volume (PDV) for the second quarter (2Q/18) posted US$1873 billion, up 16.8% year-on-year (YOY), on a nominal basis. On a currency adjusted basis (FX) international PDV increased 14.1% YOY. Visa and Mastercard international credit card PDV for 2Q/18 posted US$1195 billion, compared to US$1159…

Major 4 Payment Networks Q2 U.S. PDV (Credit + Debit) in Robust Double Digits YOY

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for the Major 4 networks (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 10.3% year-on-year (YOY) in 2Q/18 topping $1536 billion.  Visa barely led the way in the second quarter posting a 10.5% YOY gain for U.S. PDV. The Major 4 collectively posted $1536.6 billion…

Major U.S-Based Card Network Global Q2 GDV Rises 10% YOY – Propelled by MasterCard

Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally increased 10.9% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis, for the second quarter (2Q/18). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global GDV for 2Q/18 increased an estimated 10.3% YOY.  The major four networks posted $4648 billion in global…

V + M Q2 U.S. Credit CIF +6% — Debit CIF +7% YOY — Led by Mastercard

U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and Mastercard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 6.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18). U.S. credit cards increased 5.9% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 7.1% YOY, in 2Q/18. There are were 1334 million Visa and Mastercard payment cards in circulation in the U.S. at the end…

V+M Q2 U.S. Credit + Debit Cards GTX Up 7.9% YOY – Up 180 bps Over 2017

U.S. gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew by 7.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18), compared to 6.1% one-year ago.  U.S. GTX for credit cards jumped 8.1% YOY while U.S. GTX for debit cards increased 7.8% YOY in 2Q/18. Visa’s U.S. GTX for credit cards rose 8.5% YOY…