Credit Card Losses Slip Upward a Skosh in Q2 — Broadly Across the Board

Credit card losses among the nation’s top 6 issuers rose 18 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 3.47% for the second quarter (2Q/18), but down 4 bps sequentially. The Big 6 (Chase, Bank of America, Capital One, Citibank, American, Express, Discover) reported an aggregate charge-off ratio of 3.47% for 2Q/18, compared to 3.51% for 1Q/18…

Top 4 U.S. Card Issuers Q2 Charge-Offs Remain Stable — Hovering Around 3.5%

Charge-offs among the nation’s top four U.S. issuers edged up seven basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), but down 11 bps sequentially for the second quarter (2Q/18). For the top four issuers (Chase, BofA, Capital One, Citibank), average charge-offs were 3.55% for 2Q/18, compared to 3.66% for 1Q/18 and 3.48% for 2Q/17. The Chase 2Q/18 charge-offs…

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Big 6 Issuers Q2 U.S. Charge-Offs +18 bps YOY – Trending Upward Since Q1/17

Charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers rose 18 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 3.47% for the second quarter (2Q/18), but down 4 bps sequentially.  The Big 6 (Chase, Bank of America, Capital One, Citibank, American, Express, Discover) reported an aggregate charge-off ratio of 3.47% for 2Q/18, compared to 3.51% for 1Q/18 and 3.29%…

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuer Charge-Offs Take-Off Bigly in Q1

Charge-offs among the nation’s top four U.S. issuers jumped 40 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), and up 36 bps sequentially for the first quarter (1Q/17). All four issuers reported sharply higher credit card losses from the prior quarter, according to CardData. For the top four issuers (Chase, BofA, Capital One, Citibank), average charge-offs were 3.48%…

Synchrony Q1 Charge-Offs Soar – Profits Up 10%+ YOY

Synchrony Financial’s retail credit card business revenues posted an 10.5% year-on-year (YOY) gain for the first quarter (1Q/17) to $2.89 billion, according to CardData. During the quarter Synchrony launched the Cathay Pacific program and Synchrony Car Care credit card. Furthermore, Synchrony acquired the Citi Health Card portfolio and GPShopper. Synchrony reported $2.88 billion in retail…

Cap One U.S. Card Profits Dip as Charge-Offs Soar & FICO Scores Slide

The nation’s second largest bank credit card issuer, Capital One (COF) continues to lead its peers in all metrics for the first quarter (1Q/17). For the first time, COF released a historic breakdown of its near-prime and sub-prime FICO scores based on end-of-period (EOP) U.S. credit card outstandings, according to CardData. COF reported 63% of…

AXP USCS Pinched by Costco Card Loss – Q1 Delinquency & Charge-Offs Rise

The impact of the loss of the U.S. Costco and JetBlue programs continues to manifest itself in the American Express (AmEx) U.S. Card Services (USCS) unit during the first quarter (1Q/17), according to CardData. AmEx reported 1Q/17 gross revenue for USCS decreased 8.0% YOY to $3019 million, compared to $3030 million for the fourth quarter…

Wells Fargo Credit Card Portfolio Bad Sales Practices Impact Continues in Q1

Wells Fargo continues to reel from the bank’s fraudulent sales practices exposed last year, as new credit card account acquisitions fell more than 46% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). Consumer credit card portfolio metrics remained soft with single digit YOY gains, and there was a noticeable uptick in charge-offs, according to CardData. The…

Costco Card Drives Citi PDV Higher and Profits Lower in Q1

Citibank North America branded credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) continued to soar in the first quarter (1Q/17), however net income dropped sharply, both driven by the 2016 Costco acquisition, according to CardData. North America Citi-branded card revenue increased 12.7% YOY to $2096 million for 1Q/17, compared to $2213 million in the prior quarter and $1860…

What is Behind the Recent Upticks in Bank Credit Card Delinquency & Charge-Offs?

There are growing concerns in the U.S. bank credit card market regarding the 2017 outlook for delinquencies and charge-offs. All the Top 4 issuers (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America and Citibank) reported slight upticks in the fourth quarter in both metrics. The Top 100 banks reported the seasonally adjusted (SA) credit card charge-off ratio…