Mastercard APMEA Payment

Mastercard APMEA Payment CIF to Top 1B in 2021 w/20% PTX CAGR

Mastercard APMEA payment transactions continued to roar in the first-quarter even though the momentum over the past five years has been slowing. Mastercard’s APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle-East, Africa) region payment volume dipped below 10% YOY (year-on-year) for the first time since 3Q/17, on an FX (currency adjusted) basis. The APMEA customer base continues to grow…

Credit Card Profits

Credit Card Profits Wax in 2018 and Set to Wane in 2019

First-quarter credit card profits among the nation’s Top 4 U.S. card issuers edged up 60 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a tax cut fueled surge of more than 50% one-year ago. Sequentially, credit card profits were down 3.7%. Since 2015, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is running about 1.48%. Profits (after tax)…

Visa CEMEA Payment

Visa CEMEA Payment TX Soar 29% CAGR as PDV Climbs 22% YOY Q1

Visa CEMEA payment transactions continued to skyrocket in the first-quarter even though the momentum over the past five years has been fading. Visa’s CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East, Africa) payment volume remains solidly above 20% YOY (year-on-year) for six consecutive quarters. The CEMEA customer base has been expanding, but the slowest among Visa’s five international…

U.S. Credit Card Share

U.S. Credit Card Share for Big 6 Adds 80 bps CAGR Slips to 5.56%

U.S. credit card share for the Big 6 peer group increased to 54.2% in the first-quarter, compared to 53.4% for the first-quarter 2018. American Express year-on-year (YOY) growth in U.S. credit card outstandings for the first-quarter (1Q/19) lead the peer group. On a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) basis, Capital One outpaced the other five…

First-Quarter Credit CIF

First-Quarter Credit CIF Rises 4% YOY & 5.27% CAGR for Top 4

First-quarter credit CIF (cards-in-force) among the Top 4 U.S. credit card issuers picked up some momentum adding 9.7 million cardholders over the past year. Based on current growth trends and economic patterns, the number of credit and charge cards, issued by the major issuers, will likely top 300 million in early 2023. The Top 4…

U.S. Credit Card GDV

U.S. Credit Card GDV for Top 4 Down 380 bps YOY CAGR Slips 30 bps

U.S. credit card GDV (Gross Dollar Volume) rose 7.3% YOY (year-on-year) in the first-quarter (1Q/19) among the nation’s four largest issuers. This compares to a growth rate of 11.1% YOY for 1Q/18. The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for GDV, which includes purchases and cash advances), also declined from 12.51% to 12.21% during the same…

Citibank International Card

Citibank International Card Profits Soar in LAC & Solid in AP

Citibank international card profits soared for the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region in the first-quarter while credit card profits for Asia increased moderately. However, late-stage delinquency and charge-offs metrics in the LAC for the first-quarter (1Q/19) are rising to 2015 levels. Average yield in Asia is also slipping back to 2015 levels, according to figures…

Capital One International Card

Capital One International Card Q1 PDV +2.7% YOY +8.6% CAGR

Capital One international card gross revenue was flat in the first-quarter (1Q/19) while after-tax net income sunk 44% year-on-year (YOY). International credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) was up nearly 3% as 1Q/19 end-of-period (EOP) outstandings slipped by 3% YOY. Capital One [COF] issues credit cards in Canada and the United Kingdom, internationally. COF international…

Citibank Retail Cards Gather More Steam in the First-Quarter

Citibank retail cards for North America posted its strongest first-quarter in more than five years as outstandings and purchase dollar volume rose sharply, coupled with a very high yield and moderate delinquency. Citibank’s retail credit card portfolio includes ExxonMobil, Macy’s, Shell, Staples, Best Buy, Home Depot and many others. Citi’s average yield for its North…