Credit Card GDV

Credit Card GDV Among Big 6 U.S. Issuers Pumps the Brakes

Credit card GDV (gross dollar volume) among the Big 6 U.S. bank card issuers, rose an estimated 8.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared to a 10.5% YOY gain for 1Q/18; 10.0% YOY increase in 1Q/17; and a 5.9% YOY gain for 1Q/16. Chase led the peer group with a YOY gain nearing 10%…

International Card Purchase Transactions

International Card PTX Declines Sharply for Credit & Slightly for Debit

International card PTX (payment transactions) for Visa and Mastercard credit/charge and debit/prepaid cards grew by 12.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared to 21.5% YOY for 1Q/18. International PTX for credit/charge cards increased 3.2% YOY in the first-quarter of 2019, compared to 20.4% YOY for the prior year. International PTX for debit cards rose…

90+ Day Card Delinquency

Second-Quarter 90+ Card Delinquency Edges Down Still at Record Highs

Second-quarter 90+ card delinquency declined for three top credit card issuers reporting thus far. Chase dropped 10 bps (basis points), Bank of America declined 8 bps and Citibank slipped 7 bps in the second-quarter (2Q/19) compared to the prior quarter for late stage (90+ days) delinquency. Historically, delinquency ratios decline in the second-quarter as the…

International Payment Cards

International Payment Cards to Top 5B in 2021 w/11% CAGR

International payment cards for Visa and Mastercard grew at a softer pace in the first-quarter. However, international debit and prepaid cards are growing a twice the pace of international credit and charge cards since 2015. Visa [V] and Mastercard [MA] international payment CIF (cards-in-force) increased 6.5% YOY (year-on-year) in the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared to a…

Card Loan Growth

Card Loan Growth Downshifts to 5.56% CAGR – Upshifts in Q2

U.S. card loan growth among the Big 6 credit card issuers increased 3.5% in the first-quarter (1Q/19) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 8.0% YOY for the year ago quarter. Early results for the second-quarter reveal Chase U.S. credit card outstandings grew 8.5% YOY, Citibank is up 2.8% YOY, and Bank of America was flat (+0.7%).…

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…

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency Mixed Bag No Surprises

Second-quarter card delinquency, as projected, will rise moderately among the nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers. Early results show the second-quarter (2Q/19) 30-day delinquency ratio for Chase at 1.71%, a 14 basis points (bps) decline from the prior quarter, but up 14 bps for Citibank to 1.66%. Early stage delinquency (30+ days) among the nation’s…

First-Quarter Card PDV

First-Quarter U.S. Card PDV Growth Weakest in 5 Yrs – 6.87% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. card PDV (Purchase Dollar Volume) expanded by a slower annual rate in more than five years for the Big 6 credit card issuers led by strong performances by Capital One and Chase. Chase led in YOY (Year-on-Year) growth will Capital One leads in four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate). U.S. credit card PDV…

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…