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…

Credit Card Yield Remains Solidly 11%+ in 2018 with Capital One the Driving Factor

The average credit card yield among the nations’s Top 4 bank card issuers declined 30 basis points (bps) sequentially at 11.31%, but up 12 bps year-on-year (YOY) for the second quarter (2Q/18), compared to 11.61% for the prior quarter, and 11.19% for 2Q/17. Capital One (COF), continues to lead the Top 4 with a 15.05%…

Capital One Leads Top 4 Marketshare Growth

Capital One U.S. PDV Credit Card Marketshare Soars in Q2 +90 bps YOY

Capital One led the charge in the U.S. credit card market in the second quarter (2Q/18). U.S. credit card marketshare, based on Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), among the top 4 U.S. bank credit card issuers, declined 80 basis points (bps) to 61% in the second quarter. U.S. CREDIT CARD MARKETSHARE While Chase…

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…

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…

Credit Card Q2 Delinquency Stabilization Evident Among All Banks — Not Limited to Top 4 Issuers

The 30+ day delinquency rate, seasonally adjusted (SA), among the top 100 U.S. banks for the second quarter (2Q/18) increased seven basis points (bps) sequentially (Q2Q), and flat year-on-year (YOY). On a not seasonally adjusted basis (NSA), the delinquency rate among the top 100 U.S. banks for 2Q/18, decreased 19 bps Q2Q and down 19…

Big 6 U.S. Card Issuer Q2 Outstandings +6% YOY +13.5% Since Q2/16 – Driven by AXP & DFS

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers increased 6.3% in the second quarter (2Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) to $563.0 billion. Over the past two years, Top 6 outstandings have jumped 13.5%. The robust aggregate gain resulted from strong YOY growth from Capital One, American Express and Discover. The Big 6: American Express,…

COF Continues to Drive Growth in Q2 – Top 4 EOP Outstandings +4% YOY

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S. issuers gained 4.3% in the second quarter (2Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) to $427.1 billion. The YOY growth rate is down 150 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter. The gain was largely driven by Capital One, the nation’s second largest U.S. issuer. Bank of America…

Visa Set to Grab More Marketshare in Q2 Approaching 60% GDV

The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1485 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the first quarter (1Q/17) for a 6.0% year-on-year (YOY) gain. Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 58.7% in 1Q/16 to 61.1% in 1Q/17, largely at the expense of American Express, according to…