First-Quarter Card Loans

First-Quarter Card Loans YOY Growth Lowest in 5 Years & 5.51% CAGR

First-quarter card loans, among the Top 4 U.S. issuers, grew 3.4% year-on-year (YOY), compared to 1.5% in the prior quarter. Among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers (Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF], Bank of America [BAC], and Citibank [C]), the annual growth rate for U.S. end-of-period (EOP) credit card outstandings in the first-quarter (1Q/19)…

First-Quarter Global GDV

First-Quarter Global Card Volume Up 8% FX & CAGR 10.37%

First-quarter global card volume for the major U.S. based networks is slowing down year-on-year (YOY) by 220 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter. Global Payment Card GDV (Gross Dollar Volume) for Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS] payment cards (credit + debit) increased 8.2% globally YOY on a currency…

First-Quarter Visa Mastercard US CIF

First-Quarter U.S. Visa Mastercard Credit + Debit CIF +5% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. Visa Mastercard credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF) increased 6.7% year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 6.1% YOY gain in payment cards for the prior quarter (4Q/18). Visa and Mastercard U.S. credit cards increased 5.5% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 7.7% YOY, in 1Q/19. There are were 1377 million Visa and Mastercard payment…

First-Quarter Card Delinquency

First-Quarter Card Delinquency Among Top 4 Issuers on Upward Trajectory

First-Quarter card delinquency among the nation’s top issuers dipped slightly from the prior quarter, due to the seasonality and increased repayments of post-holiday portfolio outstandings. However, over the past five years, the first-quarter delinquency ratio has been on an upward trend, rising 40 basis points (40 bps) from the first-quarter of 2015. Second-Quarter Card Delinquency…

First-Quarter US Credit Card Volume

First-Quarter US Credit Card Volume Slows 280 bps YOY & 8.8% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. credit card volume, among Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], and Discover [DFS], dipped a bit to a 7.0% year-on-year (YOY) gain. The Major 4 payment networks posted a 9.8% YOY increase in the first-quarter 2018 (1Q/18), a 9.4% YOY gain in 1Q/17 and an 8.6% jump in 1Q/16. According to figures…

First-Quarter Mastercard U.S. Metrics

First-Quarter Mastercard Metrics Reveal Vitality in U.S. Market

First-quarter Mastercard metrics for the U.S. payment market reflect strong gains in purchase dollar volume (PDV) and cards-in-force (CIF), both rising more than 9% year-on-year (YOY). Master card’s U.S. gains in the first-quarter (1Q/19) were surpassingly driven by credit/charge cards, according to figures collected by CardData. However, Mastercard’s YOY first-quarter increase in PDV dropped 200…

First-Quarter Discover Card

First-Quarter Discover Card U.S. Loans and Yield Remain Vibrant

First-quarter Discover card continues to plug forward with solid metrics on all fronts except charge-offs. Discounting the seasonality of the first-quarter (1Q/19), Discover (DFS) reported high single figure gains in purchase dollar volume (PDV), U.S. credit card outstandings and PULSE transaction dollar volume. DFS total revenue rose 7.3% YOY to $2763 million, compared to $2807…

First-Quarter Capital One Card

First-Quarter Capital One Card U.S. Outstandings & Revenue Growth Grinds Lower

First-quarter Capital One card results reveals the once “fastest growing U.S. credit card issuer” for many years has been in a major downshift for the past five years. The mediocre first-quarter (1Q/19) produced a year-on-year (YOY) growth rate in Capital One (COF) end-of-period (EOP) U.S. credit card outstandings of 2.6%, compared to 5.9% YOY for…

First-Quarter Visa Card U.S.

First-Quarter Visa Card U.S. PDV Plunges 300 bps YOY

First-quarter Visa card performance for the U.S. market reveals the impact of spending roadblocks including the widespread inclement weather, domestic & global economic uncertainty on both “Main Street” and “Wall Street,” not to mention the widespread damage inflicted by the “Trump Shutdown.” Visa’s U.S. payment card (credit+debit) purchase dollar volume (PDV), for the first-quarter (1Q/19),…

First-Quarter American Express

First-Quarter American Express GCSG Profit Flat – U.S. Robust

First-quarter American Express GCSG (Global Card Services Group) gross revenue posted a solid year-on-year (YOY) gain but after-tax net income gained a mere 60 basis points (bps) in the first quarter (1Q/19), according to figures gathered by CardData. In the U.S. market, American Express (AXP) racked up a double-digit gain in credit/charge card outstandings, a…

First-Quarter USB Payment Services

First-Quarter USB Payment Services Profits and ROAA Sag

First-quarter USB Payment Services profits dropped 5% year-on-year (YOY) as return-on-average-assets (ROAA) slipped 78 basis points (bps) compared to the fourth-quarter (4Q/18). The weakness for U.S. Bank was driven by softness in the consumer credit card business. However, strong merchant acquiring and corporate card activity mitigated an otherwise very soft quarter. Payment Services includes consumer…