Credit Card Charge-Offs

Credit Card U.S. Charge-Offs Among Big 6 Domestic Issuers Slowly Head North

Credit card U.S. charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers rose six basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) for the fourth quarter (4Q/18), and up six bps sequentially.  The Big 6 (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America, Citibank, American, Express, Discover) reported an aggregate charge-off ratio of 3.31% for 4Q/18, compared to 3.25% for 3Q/18 and…

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Credit Card Purchase Dollar Volume

Credit Card Purchase Dollar Volume Growth Slips Among Top 4 U.S. Issuers

Credit card purchase dollar vcolume (PDV) among the top four U.S. bank credit card issuers, rose 8.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18). PDV for Chase and Capital One where the only issuers scoring double digit gains in PDV YOY for the final quarter of 2018. The top four U.S. issuers (Chase, Capital One, Bank…

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Credit Card Delinquency

Credit Card Delinquency Continues to Rise Slowly Among Top U.S. Issuers

Credit card delinquency (30+ days) for the fourth quarter (4Q/18), among the nation’s Top 4 issuers, increased 13 basis points (bps) sequentially, and edged up year-on-year (YOY) by 16 bps. According to CardData, the average rate among the top four issuers (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America, Citibank) was 2.40% for 4Q/18, compared to 2.27%…

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Credit Card Late Stage Delinquency

Credit Card Outstandings Hit the Brakes in Final Quarter of 2018

Credit card loans (outstandings) end-of-period (EOP) in the U.S., among the Top 4 U.S. issuers, gained a mere 1.5% in the fourth quarter (4Q/18) year-on-year (YOY), posting $444.1 billion. The YOY growth rate is down 230 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter, based on data collected by CardData. The gain was largely driven by…

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Credit Card Purchase Dollar Volume

Credit Card Losses Ease Among the Top 4 U.S. Major Issuers

Charge-offs among the nation’s top four U.S. issuers edged up two basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), but down 25 bps sequentially for the third quarter (3Q/18), according to CardData. For the top four issuers (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America, Citibank), average charge-offs were 3.27% for 3Q/18, compared to 3.55% for 2Q/18 and 3.25% for…

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Global Credit Card Profits

Global Credit Card Profits Continue to Soar Approaching 30% YOY

Global credit card profits for the top four networks are incredibly strong year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/18). The network peer group net income (after tax) soared 28.7% YOY for 3Q/18, equally driven by Visa and Mastercard, according to RAM Research. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover reported a combined 3Q/18 (after tax) profit…

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U.S. Credit Card Issuer Outstandings

Credit Card Issuers Post Weak Growth in Outstandings for Q3

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 credit card issuers increased 4.9% in the third quarter (3Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) to $570.1 billion. Over the past two years, Top 6 outstandings have jumped 12.6%. The robust aggregate gain resulted from strong YOY growth from American Express and Discover, according to RAM Research. The…

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Global Payment Card GDV

Global Payment Card GDV FX YOY Remains Level in Q3

Global Payment Card GDV (Gross Dollar Volume) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally increased 6.2% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis, for the third quarter (3Q/18). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global GDV for 3Q/18 increased an estimated 10.3% YOY, according to RAM Research. The major…

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