V+MA+AXP+DFS Q1 U.S. CC GDV – V +20% AXP -6%

Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards (CC) in the U.S. climbed 9.4% year-on-year (YOY) in 1Q/17 reaching $793 billion, according to CardData. Visa led the way in the first quarter posting a 19.8% YOY gain for U.S. GDV, offsetting the American Express decline. Visa reported first quarter U.S.…

V+MA Q1 Canada PDV Solid Double-Digits FX YOY Growth Driven by MA

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) in Canada for Visa and Mastercard posted strong performance in the first quarter (1Q/17) up 16.4% year-on-year (YOY). Canadian cards-in-force (CIF) increased 5.9% YOY to 108 million, according to CardData. For 1Q/17, Visa posted a 430 basis points (bps) increase YOY in PDV, while Mastercard reported a 370 bps YOY PDV…

New Soldo Corporate Expense Prepaid Mastercard Targets UK & Italy

Soldo, a London-based FinTech, has ankled Germany’s Wirecard to power its Corporate Expense Prepaid Mastercard. This solution is part of Soldo’s multi-user spending account for businesses which can now take advantage of multiple Mastercard cards for use by employees, collaborators or company departments alongside an intuitive app and a sophisticated Admin Dashboard that allows a…

V+MA 1Q/17 U.S. PTX Edges Upward Pushed by V Credit Cards

Purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 4.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17) to 20.3 billion. The growth was driven by credit cards, and more specifically Visa. according to CardData. U.S. purchase transactions for Visa and Mastercard payment cards (debit+credit) hit 20,388 in 1Q/17, compared…

V+MA 1Q/17 International CIF Up 7.7% YOY Driven by MA +9.9% YOY

International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard, excluding Visa Europe, increased 7.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International debit card CIF rose 15.7% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 33.6% YOY, according to CardData. The figures are skewed as Visa began reporting Europe data in the third quarter. With Visa Europe…

Global V+MA Q1 PTX Up 10% Excluding V Europe

Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, rose 10.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). Including Visa Europe PTX increased 28.1%, according to CardData. The two networks combined processed 51.0 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/17, compared to 53.0 billion for the fourth quarter and 39.8 billion one-year…

Mastercard Globally OK But U.S. Business Spirals Down for Another Quarter

Mastercard’s U.S. purchase dollar volume (PDV) quarterly year-on-year (YOY) growth has been spiraling down this year tumbling for the fourth consecutive quarter to 2.5% in the first quarter (1Q/17), compared to 2.7% for 4Q/16, and 10.3% for 1Q/16, according to CardData. While overall Mastercard is solid globally its U.S. business is sinking fast. Mastercard reported…

Egypt’s Bee Mobile Wallet Integrates with the Mastercard Payments Ecosystem

Mastercard is adding Bee, the smart payment solutions provider in Egypt, as a key player to its interoperable mobile ecosystem. Bee is now fully integrated on Mastercard ecosystem to expand mobile wallets payments options. The relationship with Bee offers complete integrated solutions that allows mobile wallet users to pay directly through the application and avail…

All-Digital Payment Service Masterpass Inking Deals From Vending to Africa

Masterpass continues to expand globally reaching into the far corners of the world. Masterpass empowers issuing partners to deliver a bank-branded, all-digital payment solution. More than 80 million accounts have been automatically enabled through issuing partners as the service rolls out globally. The enhanced digital payment functionality helps issuers differentiate existing products, including mobile banking…