The US and China are the only countries interested in using a smartwatch to pay at the checkout with NFC. Out of five countries recently surveyed only 35% consider using a smartwatch at the checkout more convenient than getting out a smartphone.
Bank of America (BofA) reported a decline of 1.2% in Year-on-Year (Y/Y) average U.S. bank credit card outstandings of $88.9 billion for the third quarter (Q3/14). Meanwhile, Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) for BofA’s U.S. bank credit cards rose 1.9% Y/Y and flat Quarter-to-Quarter (Q/Q) to $53.8 billion.
Chase reported another strong quarter of bank credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) in the third quarter (Q3/14). Charge-offs declined significantly from prior quarters. Despite the strong PDV, credit card outstandings remained soft, reflecting the shift to increased transactional use of bank credit cards.