International cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 8.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15). International CTX for credit cards decreased 6.9% YOY while international CTX for debit cards rose 9.5% YOY in 3Q/15.
Capital One’s (COF) international credit card outstandings, not currency adjusted, increased 6.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15), while purchase dollar volume (PDV) soared 60.5% YOY. Delinquency dropped 69 basis points (bps) and charge-offs sunk 152 bps YOY.
U.S. gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 9.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15). U.S. GTX for credit cards jumped 12.2% YOY while U.S. GTX for debit cards increased 8.8% YOY in 3Q/15.
U.S. Credit Cards-in-Force (CIF) among the Top 4 issuers were slipped 0.5% year-on-year (YOY) at the end of the third quarter, down 1.1 million (estimated) cards to 229.9 million cards.
Purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 11.2% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter to 19.439 billion.
American Express (AXP) international gross dollar volume (GDV) for the third quarter (3Q/15) rose 5.0% year-on-year (YOY) on a currency adjusted basis (FX). The gain was primarily driven by the Japan, Asia Pacific & Australia (JAPA) region which soared 14.0% YOY.
Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 7.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15) to 4168 million. The growth has been largely driven by Visa and MasterCard’s international “inclusion” drive with debit (& prepaid) cards.
U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV), credit and debit cards, among the Big 6 U.S. card issuers, rose 6.6% year-on-year (YOY) and 0.5% sequentially in the third quarter. Capital One completely blew out the Big 6 pack by a 3-to-1 margin.
The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1400 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the third quarter (3Q/15). Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 58.1% in 3Q/14 to 58.7% in 3Q/15, largely at the expense of American Express.
Tokyo-based Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Club is now the exclusive issuer and acquirer of Diners Club cards in Japan for Discover Financial Services’ Diners Club International.
Gross or open accounts (GAC) for U.S. credit cards among the Big 6 U.S issuers climbed 2.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15) to 272.0 million, compared to 269.1 million in the prior quarter, and 265.7 million one-year ago.
Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally rose 2.5% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis. However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global PDV for the third quarter increased 11.4% YOY.