Visa + MC Intl Q1 GAC +8% YOY — A/P Region Most Robust

Visa and Mastercard international gross (open) payment card accounts (GAC) for the first quarter (1Q/17) grew an adjusted 7.5% year-on-year (YOY). International credit GAC was up 14.5% YOY and international debit GAC soared 33.2% in 1Q/17, both unadjusted, according to CardData. Visa began including Visa Europe in its operational performance reports as of 3Q/16. Visa…

U.S. Credit Card Charge-Offs Head Higher

V+MA International Q1 PTX +15% YOY minus V Europe

International purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew by 14.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17), excluding Visa Europe. Including Visa Europe, added starting 3Q/16, the YOY gain was 50.1%. International PTX, including Visa Europe, for credit cards increased 22.6% YOY while international PTX for debit cards rose 89.5%…

Five Factor Framework for Mobile Biometrics Slowly But Surely Evolving

Whether using a fingerprint, an iris scan or a “selfie” to confirm identity, banks see biometric technology as a way to provide greater convenience and security to customers as they use their accounts. But, it’s still early days in mobile biometrics. A new report from Mastercard and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford…

V+MA Q1 International Credit+Debit GDV +19% YOY NFX

Visa and Mastercard international credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) for the first quarter (1Q/17) rose 18.6%, on a non-currency adjusted basis (NFX), year-on-year (YOY). For international debit cards, Visa and Mastercard GDV increased 48.2% YOY NFX, according to CardData. Excluding Visa Europe, Visa and Mastercard international payment card (credit+debit) GDV for the first quarter…