Holiday Spending Data

Real-Time Holiday Spending Trends Powered by First Data is Awesome Commerce Tool

Real-time holiday spending data are here from a payments industry leader for the first time. Payments processor First Data, launched the live dashboard just before Black Friday, November 23rd and offering free access until January 3rd. Spending Data The Holiday Insights dashboard reflects actual transaction data from millions of U.S. merchants. The Thanksgiving-Black Friday period…

U.S. Credit Card Marketshare

Visa U.S. Marketshare Grows at Expense of Mastercard and American Express

Visa U.S. marketshare (MS/GDV) expanded among the nation’s four major payment card networks. The major four networks produced $1754 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the third quarter (3Q/18) for a 9.8% year-on-year (YOY) gain, compared to 9.3% YOY in the prior quarter, according to CardData. Visa continues to rule the market, growing…

Cross-Border Transactions

Cross-Border Volume (FX) for Visa & Mastercard Transactions Slipped a Tad in Q2

Mastercard’s cross-border volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), soared in the second quarter (2Q/18) outpacing Visa by 158 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), Mastercard slipped a 121 bps, compared to Visa’s flat performance YOY. Cross-border transaction volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different from the…

Australian Credit Card Debt Sputters

Australian Credit Card Debt Languishes as Consumer Confidence Wanes But Credit Card PDV Marches Upward

Australian credit card debt growth is sluggish while credit card usage is continues to grow slowly. Credit card outstandings grew 0.8% year-on-year (YOY) in July, while credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) rose 7.2% YOY. According to figures released yesterday by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), credit card credit limits were flat in July…

Payment Card Transactions for V+M U.S. Rises 9.5% YOY in Q2

Payment card transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 9.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18) to 24.1 billion. The growth was driven by Mastercard credit and debit cards. U.S. payment card purchase transactions for Visa and Mastercard (debit+credit) hit 24,067 in 2Q/18, compared to 22,221…

Global Payment Card PDV

Global PDV for Major 4 U.S. Card Networks Up 12% in Q2 FX YOY

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally rose 13.7% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis for the second quarter (2Q/18). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), global 2Q/18 PDV increased 12.1% YOY.  The major four U.S.-based global networks posted $3511 billion in global PDV…

Visa + Mastercard LAC Q2 PDV (FX) YOY Surges as Visa Marketshare Continues to Slip

Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region skyrocketed in the second quarter (2Q/18) with year-on-year (YOY) growth in double digits. Mastercard has been slowly gaining on Visa in the LAC, eroding Visa’s marketshare in the LAC region, based on nominal PDV, to 61% at end-of-year…

Credit Card PDV

Major 4 Payment Networks Q2 U.S. PDV (Credit + Debit) in Robust Double Digits YOY

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for the Major 4 networks (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 10.3% year-on-year (YOY) in 2Q/18 topping $1536 billion.  Visa barely led the way in the second quarter posting a 10.5% YOY gain for U.S. PDV. The Major 4 collectively posted $1536.6 billion…

Big 6 Credit Card GDV

U.S. Credit Card Q2 PDV Tops Double-Digits YOY

U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV), for credit cards, among the Big 6 U.S. card issuers, rose 10.6% year-on-year (YOY) for the second quarter (2Q/18). Capital One scorched the Big 6 with a 17.3%+ YOY gain. 
The Big 6 U.S. issuers racked up $640.7 billon in PDV for 2Q/18, compared to $584.1 billion in 1Q/18 and…

Credit/Debit Card U.S. Activity

V+M Q2 U.S. Credit + Debit Cards GTX Up 7.9% YOY – Up 180 bps Over 2017

U.S. gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew by 7.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18), compared to 6.1% one-year ago.  U.S. GTX for credit cards jumped 8.1% YOY while U.S. GTX for debit cards increased 7.8% YOY in 2Q/18. Visa’s U.S. GTX for credit cards rose 8.5% YOY…