International Card Purchases

International Card Purchases 10%+ YOY FX Driven by Debit

International card purchases for Visa and Mastercard jumped 10.5% YOY (year-on-year) in the first-quarter on an FX (currency adjusted) basis. International credit and charge card PDV (Purchase Dollar Volume) increased 7.8% YOY FX, while international debit and prepaid card PDV soared 14.6% YOY FX, according to figures gathered by CardData. Mastercard is growing 210 bps…

Mastercard Europe

Mastercard Europe Tramples Visa with Sustained Double-Digit Growth

Mastercard Europe is blowing Visa Europe out-of-the-water, scoring major gains across-the-board. Combined card activity for Visa and Mastercard credit, debit, charge and prepaid cards, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), posted weaker than expected year-on-year (YOY) gains in the first-quarter (1Q/19). Visa [V] and Mastercard [MA] gross dollar volume (GDV) increased to 10.4% YOY FX,…

Second-Quarter Card Profits

Second-Quarter Card Profits for Networks & Issuers to Post Robust

Second-quarter card profits for the four largest U.S.-based payment card networks and the four largest credit card issuers will likely post robust performance. Consumer confidence indices, government data, and retail sales activity point to strong growth in PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the payment networks and sharp increases in cardholder balances for card issuers, reflecting…

Visa Asia-Pacific Payment

Visa Asia-Pacific Payment Q1 Posts Garden-Variety Performance

Visa Asia-Pacific payment performance is unremarkable for the first-quarter with all metrics at, or below par, compared to the prior five quarters. While Visa Asia-Pacific is the only region reporting more than one billion cards, it is also the slowest growing in payment volume and payment transactions, among Visa’s five international regions. Visa Asia-Pacific posted…

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…