The average charge-off ratio among the nation’s four largest issuers increased 12 basis points (bps) quarter-to-quarter (QOQ) to 3.09% in the first quarter (Q1/15). The top 100 U.S. banks posted a 10 bps increase QOQ to 3.07%, according to CardData.
The average U.S. 30+ day delinquency rate among the nation’s four largest issuers declined 11 basis points (bps) sequentially, to a record low of 1.96% for the first quarter, compared to 2.07% in the prior quarter and 2.16% one-year ago. The top 100 U.S. banks posted a 27 bps decline from 1Q/14.
Given the uptick in bank credit card delinquency in the third and fourth quarters, it is likely charge-offs will start to climb upwards as early as the first quarter and will continue to march north for the rest of 2015.
The average U.S. 90+ day delinquency rate among the nation’s four largest issuers declined 12 basis points (bps) to 1.04% during 2014. The top 100 U.S. banks also posted a 13 bps decline last year to 1.08%.
The average charge-off ratio among the nation’s four largest issuers declined 37 basis points (bps) year-on-year (Y/Y) to 2.97% in the fourth quarter (Q4/14). The top 100 U.S. banks posted a 34 bps decline last year, also to 2.97%.
The average U.S. 30+ day delinquency rate among the nation’s four largest issuers declined 25 basis points (bps) to 2.07% during 2014. The top 100 U.S. banks also posted a 25 bps decline last year to 2.16%.
Three of the top four U.S. Visa and MasterCard issuers are seeing a continuing credit quality reversal in 2014 as delinquency rates headed higher in the fourth quarter. Bank of America (BofA) posted a five basis points (bps) downtick in Q4 but it is insignificant as their 90+ delinquency rate headed higher.
The top four U.S. Visa and MasterCard issuers are seeing a credit quality reversal as delinquency rates headed higher in the third quarter. Chase, Capital One and Citibank all reported upticks in the 30+ day delinquency rate, while Bank of America held steady.
The nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers reported a big decline in delinquency ratios during the second quarter. The leading indicator for charge-offs is now at a record low and headed lower in the third quarter.
Top Visa and MasterCard issuers continue to realize the rewards of lower delinquency as ratios drop significantly in the second quarter to new bottoms. Chase, the nation’s top issuer. posted a 20 basis points (bps) sequential decline and a 28 bps annual decline in 30+ day bank credit card delinquency in the second quarter.
Credit quality for VISA and MasterCards (V/M) issued by the top four U.S. bank credit card issuers continues to improve. The 30+ day delinquency rate in the first quarter declined 16 basis points from the prior quarter and 52 basis points from one-year ago. According to CardData, the average 30+ delinquency rate among the top U.S. issuers for the first quarter stood at 2.64%, compared to 3.16% for Q1/2013 and 2.80% for the final quarter of 2013.
International bank credit cards issued by U.S.-based issuers was in a funk in 2013. International bank credit card outstandings (EOP) are down 3.8% YOY and purchase sales volume has been flat, based on Q4 reports from Citibank and Capital One, both active international Visa and MasterCard issuers. At year-end 2013, Citibank had $33.6 billion in international credit card outstandings, down 3.2% from year-end 2012, after adjusting for the sale of Brazil Creditcard in 2013. Capital One with $8.05 billion in international credit card outstandings edged down 6.5%.