Future of Payments Key: Unlocking the Socio-Economic Ecosystem

The socio-economic ecosystem that empowers people to share accommodation, transportation, buying or selling of goods, on-demand professional services and sharing or renting of goods is experiencing an extraordinary level of growth, transforming the fundamental way industries operate and people experience a variety of things. A new Mastercard white paper identified three inter-related themes around which…

Mastercard Slowly Making Inroads on Visa in LAC – Q1 GDV Up 13% FX

Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region has been robust 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 64% at end-of-year (EOY) 2016, compared…

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AmEx Costco Loss Fuels Top 4 V/MA Issuers Q1 GDV YOY Growth

U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the top four bank credit card issuers, rose an estimated 19.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). The strong growth was driven by Citibank and its Costco portfolio acquired from American Express early last year, according to CardData. The top four U.S. issuers racked up an estimated $351.3…

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…