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…

First-Quarter Cross-Border Transactions

First-Quarter Cross-Border Transaction Volume Strong for Mastercard

First-quarter cross-border transactions, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), rose with Mastercard outpacing Visa by 900 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter, Mastercard declined 400 bps, compared to Visa’s 300 bps decline, according to figures gathered by CardData. Cross-border transaction (X-Border) volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different…

First-Quarter Global GDV

First-Quarter Global Card Volume Up 8% FX & CAGR 10.37%

First-quarter global card volume for the major U.S. based networks is slowing down year-on-year (YOY) by 220 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter. Global Payment Card GDV (Gross Dollar Volume) for Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS] payment cards (credit + debit) increased 8.2% globally YOY on a currency…

First-Quarter Visa Mastercard US CIF

First-Quarter U.S. Visa Mastercard Credit + Debit CIF +5% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. Visa Mastercard credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF) increased 6.7% year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 6.1% YOY gain in payment cards for the prior quarter (4Q/18). Visa and Mastercard U.S. credit cards increased 5.5% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 7.7% YOY, in 1Q/19. There are were 1377 million Visa and Mastercard payment…

First-Quarter US Credit Card Volume

First-Quarter US Credit Card Volume Slows 280 bps YOY & 8.8% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. credit card volume, among Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], and Discover [DFS], dipped a bit to a 7.0% year-on-year (YOY) gain. The Major 4 payment networks posted a 9.8% YOY increase in the first-quarter 2018 (1Q/18), a 9.4% YOY gain in 1Q/17 and an 8.6% jump in 1Q/16. According to figures…

First-Quarter Mastercard U.S. Metrics

First-Quarter Mastercard Metrics Reveal Vitality in U.S. Market

First-quarter Mastercard metrics for the U.S. payment market reflect strong gains in purchase dollar volume (PDV) and cards-in-force (CIF), both rising more than 9% year-on-year (YOY). Master card’s U.S. gains in the first-quarter (1Q/19) were surpassingly driven by credit/charge cards, according to figures collected by CardData. However, Mastercard’s YOY first-quarter increase in PDV dropped 200…

First Quarter Credit Card Profits

First Quarter Profits Top 4 Credit Card Networks & Issuers

First quarter profits for the first quarter (1Q/19) for the four largest networks and the credit card businesses of four largest issuers will likely be all over the map starting tomorrow as Chase releases its first quarter numbers before the opening bell. The first quarter is historically a slow consumer spending period and a time…

Visa Mastercard International Transactions

Visa Mastercard International Gross Transactions up 19% YOY

International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 18.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18), compared to 11.8% YOY in 2017. International GTX for credit cards increased 18.1% YOY, compared to 4.1% YOY in 2017. International CTX for debit cards soared 18.9% YOY in 4Q/18, compared to 17.1%…