MasterCard Q2/14

MasterCard continues to outpace Visa in the second quarter as profits near $1 billion. In the U.S., gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 9.2% to $339 billion, compared to $319 billion in the prior quarter, and $310 billion in the year ago quarter. At the end of the second quarter MasterCard had 344 million cards-in-force in the among 308 million accounts.

MASTERCARD Q4 & 2013

MasterCard has racked up more than $4 trillion in global gross payments card volume during 2013. MasterCard reported net revenue for Q4/2013 was $2.1 billion, a 12% increase versus the same period in 2012. Also, a 14% increase in gross dollar volume (GDV), on a local currency basis, to $1.1 trillion; an increase in cross-border volumes of 18%; and an increase in processed transactions of 13%, to 10.4 billion for Q4.

CANADIAN CARDS 2013

Credit and debit card gross dollar volume on Visa and MasterCards in Canada rose 2.7% in 2013 to $383 billion. However, on a constant dollar basis, Visa’s Canadian GDV rose 5.3% to $252 billion and MasterCard’s Canadian GDV, on a constant dollar basis, rose 6.7% to $131 billion. Visa Canada continues to rule the market with a 65.8% market share last year, compared to a 66.0% market share in 2009. Over the past five years Visa’s Canadian GDV is up 39.2%, from $181 billion to $252 billion. During the same period MasterCard has grown by 40.9% from $93 billion to $131 billion.

MasterCard APMEA

MasterCard’s payment dollar volume (PDV) in the Asia-Pacific-Middle East-Africa region is flattening in the fourth quarter to 23% year-on-year. RAM Research is projecting a 20 basis points drop in the first quarter of 2014. The economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are hinged on the global economy, thus stifling MasterCard’s credit card…

MC Europe PDV

MasterCard’s credit/debit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) in Europe has been climbing back to levels not seen since 2008. In the third quarter MasterCard reported a 16.6% year-on-year rise, compared to 14.5% in 2012. Interestingly, MasterCard’s European gross dollar volume beat out the U.S. in Q3, $322 billion versus $316 billion. RAM Research estimates MasterCard’s European PDV will decline 40 basis points in the fourth quarter due to general economic statistics for the region.

MasterCard Processes First Myanmar ATM transaction

The first ATM installed in Myanmar became the first to accept an international payments MasterCard. This after the September announcement MasterCard Worldwide is to be the first international payments network to issue a license to a Myanmar bank, paving the way for branded cards to be issued and accepted in the country for the first time. Tourists and business travelers with an international MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus-branded card will now be able to withdraw money, and in the local currency. CB Bank has the largest ATM network in the country.

MasterCard Sees Major European Growth

In Europe, cash transactions are steadily being replaced with card
purchases. MasterCard reported gross dollar volume (GDV) of $520 billion
for Europe, a year-on-year increase of 13.9 per cent, along with
purchase volume growth of 14.1 per cent to $384 billion for the year
ending 2006. MasterCard’s customer banks had issued 152 million
MasterCard-branded cards in Europe, a growth of 17.4 per cent, with 7.7
million locations accepting the cards. Among MasterCard’s family of
brands, Maestro and Cirrus cards rose to 287 million in Europe, an
increase of 5.7 per cent in 2005, with acceptance levels at 6.9 million
European locations. With headquarters in Waterloo, Belgium, MasterCard
Europe works with 51 European countries. MasterCard develops and markets
payment solutions, processes approximately 14 billion transactions each
year and serves consumers and businesses in 210 countries and territories.

MAESTRO 2Q/04

MasterCard added 21 million “Maestro” PIN-POS cards during the second quarter, bringing its global “Maestro” portfolio to 545 million cards. At mid-year, cards bearing the “Maestro” brand could be used to withdraw cash from more than 900,000 ATMs as well as to make purchases at more than seven million “Maestro” merchant locations worldwide. In the USA, “Maestro”-processed transactions grew 92% during the first six months of this year. In the U.S., new acquirer and major
merchant direct connections to the “MasterCard Debit Switch” and
“Maestro” issuer decisions to designate the “MDS” as their preferred
routing channel for online debit transactions fueled the increase.
Europe continued to be the largest cardholder base for “Maestro” with
253 million cards, a 10% increase over the same period in 2003. GDV for
online debit activity in the region for the second quarter was $274
billion. The number of “Maestro” cards issued in Asia/Pacific was 148
million with GDV of $34 billion for the second quarter. In Latin
America, “Maestro” card numbers grew 36% to 72 million cards, compared
to the end of the second quarter in 2003. GDV for online debit activity
in the region for the second quarter was $10 billion. The South Asia,
Middle East and Africa region also experienced exceptional card growth
with a 40% increase to 25 million cards at the end of the second
quarter, compared to the end of the second quarter of 2003. GDV for
online debit activity in the region for the second quarter of 2004 was
$16 billion.

Maestro Cards Up 10%; U.S. Transactions Double

MasterCard yesterday reported that it added 21 million “Maestro” PIN-POS cards during the second quarter, bringing its global “Maestro” portfolio to 545 million cards. At mid-year, cards bearing the “Maestro” brand could be used to withdraw cash from more than 900,000 ATMs as well as to make purchases at more than seven million “Maestro” merchant locations worldwide. In the USA, “Maestro”-processed transactions grew 92% during the first six months of this year. New acquirer and major merchant direct connections to the “MasterCard Debit Switch” and “Maestro” issuer decisions to designate the “MDS” as their preferred routing channel for online debit transactions fueled the increase. Europe continued to be the largest cardholder base for “Maestro” with 253 million cards, a 10% increase over the same period in 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the second quarter was $274 billion. The number of “Maestro” cards issued in Asia/Pacific was 148 million with GDV of $34 billion for the second quarter. In Latin America, “Maestro” card numbers grew 36% to 72 million cards, compared to the end of the second quarter in 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the second quarter was $10 billion. The South Asia, Middle East, and Africa region also experienced exceptional card growth with a 40% increase to 25 million cards at the end of the second quarter, compared to the end of the second quarter of 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the second quarter of 2004 was $16 billion.

MAESTRO CARD HISTORICAL
2Q/00: 336 million
2Q/01: 388 million
2Q/02: 445 million
2Q/03: 495 million
2Q/04: 545 million
Source: CardFlash International

Maestro Passes 500MM Card Milestone

MasterCard yesterday reported that its “Maestro” online debit program crossed the 500+ million cards-in-force milestone during the first quarter, a 40% jump over the first quarter of 2001. “Maestro” is now accepted at over 10 million merchant terminals in 93 countries, with almost 1.5 million merchant locations in the USA. At the end of March, MasterCard had 524 million cards worldwide carrying the “Maestro” brand, with $329 billion in gross dollar volume for the first quarter. Europe continued to be the largest cardholder base for “Maestro” with 242.3 million cards, a 7% increase over the same period in 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the first quarter was $261.6 billion. The number of “Maestro” cards issued in Asia/Pacific was 143.9 million with GDV of $43.1 billion for the first quarter. In Latin America, “Maestro” card numbers doubled to 68.3 million cards, compared to the end of the first quarter in 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the first quarter was $9.5 billion. The South Asia, Middle East and Africa region also experienced exceptional card growth with a 40.1% increase to 22.5 million cards at the end of the first quarter, compared to the end of the first quarter of 2003. GDV for online debit activity in the region for the first quarter of 2004 was $14.8 billion.

MAESTRO CARD HISTORICAL
1Q/01: 374 million
1Q/02: 433 million
1Q/03: 466 million
1Q/04: 524 million
Source: CardFlash International