Visa Mastercard Cards-in-Force

U.S. Visa Mastercard Cards-in-Force Regain Steam in Economically Heated Q4 Market

Visa Mastercard cards-in-force (CIF) for U.S. payment cards (credit & debit) increased 6.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18), compared to a 2.1% YOY gain in the prior quarter. Visa and Mastercard U.S. credit cards increased 3.4% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 8.1% YOY, in 4Q/18. There are were 1371 million Visa…

Credit Card Delinquency

Credit Card Delinquency and Charge-Offs for Big 6 Pull Off a Bad Q4 Hat Trick

The average late stage credit card delinquency (90+ day) among the nation’s six largest issuers edged up eight basis points (bps) sequentially, to 1.13% for the fourth quarter (4Q/18), and up three bps from one-year ago (YOY). The average U.S. 90+ day delinquency rate among the Big 6 issuers (Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF], Bank…

Big 6 Credit Card Issuers Delinquency

Top Credit Card Issuers Face Acclivity in Early Stage Delinquency for 2019-2020

Early stage delinquency (30+ days) among the nation’s Big 6 issuers inched up by nine basis points (bps) sequentially in the fourth quarter (4Q/18) to 2.08%, and up by seven bps year-on-year (YOY). According to CardData, the average U.S. 30+ day delinquency rate among the Big issuers (Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF], Bank of America…

Global Purchase Transactions

Global Purchase Transactions (Q4 PTX) Growing Strongly in All Four Corners

Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards soared 15.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18). The YOY growth rate has been steadily expanding each quarter. One-year ago the YOY PTX growth rate was 12.5%. The two networks combined processed 69.1 billion purchase transactions in 4Q/18, compared to 65.6 billion for…

Credit Card Outstandings

Big 6 Credit Card Outstandings Growth Slows Markedly YOY in Q4 – AXP Peer Leader

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 credit card issuers increased 2.7% in the fourth quarter (4Q/18) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 6.8% YOY for the year ago quarter. Over the past two years, Big 6 outstandings have jumped 9.7%. The Big 6: Chase (JPM), Capital One (COF), Bank of America (BAC),…

Credit Card Accounts U.S.

Credit Card Accounts Among Major 4 U.S.-Based Payment Networks Nose Up in Q4

Credit card accounts in the fourth quarter (4Q/18) for the U.S. Major 4: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, were up 5.0% year-on-year (YOY). For 4Q/17 the Major 4 gained 0.7% YOY and during 2016, the Major 4 increased U.S. gross credit card accounts (GAC) by 5.6%, according to data gathered by CardData. Mastercard led…

Latin America Purchase Dollar Volume PDV

Latin America PDV YOY FX Explodes for Credit and Debit Cards in Fourth Quarter

Latin America PDV (purchase dollar volume) with Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards exploded by 18.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18). Likewise, gross dollar volume (GDV), on a currency adjusted basis (FX), soared by 11.5% YOY. Both metrics for the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region were driven by a strong U.S. dollar…

Payment Card Marketshare Q3

Payment Card Marketshare Moves in Mastercard’s Favor Based on Q4 U.S. GDV by 20 bps

Payment card marketshare among the Major 4 U.S. networks for the fourth quarter (4Q/18) reveals Mastercard has picked up share at the expense of American and Discover, while Visa remains solid. Based on gross dollar volume (GDV) Visa’s U.S. share has held steady at 61.2% for the past two years. Mastercard’s U.S. share inched up…

European Credit and Debit Cards

European Credit Cards and Debit Cards Q4/18 Performance In Fine Fettle

European credit cards and debit cards, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), posted strong double-digit year-on-year (YOY) gains in the fourth quarter (4Q/18). Visa and Mastercard gross dollar volume (GDV) increased to 13.3% YOY FX, while purchase dollar volume (PDV) soared 15.1% YOY FX in 4Q/18, according to data collected by CardData. On a non-currency,…

Credit Card Gross Volume

Credit Card Gross Volume Tops $1 Trillion in Q4 for U.S. Major 4 Networks

Credit card gross volume for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards, the Major 4, in the U.S. climbed 8.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18), compared to 10.1% YOY for 4Q/17, reaching $1007 billion in gross dollar volume (GDV), according to figures collected by CardData. Major 4 Q4 Analysis This is the…

Credit Card Dollar Volume

Credit Card Dollar Volume Growth Among Big 6 U.S. Issuers Slumps a Tad in Q4

Credit card dollar volume among the Big U.S. six U.S. bank card issuers, rose an estimated 8.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18), compared to a 9.4% YOY gain for 4Q/17. Capital One led the peer group with a high double-digit growth YOY in 4Q/18 for gross dollar volume (GDV), followed by Chase, also in…