U.S. Credit Card Issuer Outstandings

Big 6 U.S. Card Issuer Q2 Outstandings +6% YOY +13.5% Since Q2/16 – Driven by AXP & DFS

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers increased 6.3% in the second quarter (2Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) to $563.0 billion. Over the past two years, Top 6 outstandings have jumped 13.5%. The robust aggregate gain resulted from strong YOY growth from Capital One, American Express and Discover. The Big 6: American Express,…

Global Payment Card GDV

Major U.S-Based Card Network Global Q2 GDV Rises 10% YOY – Propelled by MasterCard

Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally increased 10.9% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis, for the second quarter (2Q/18). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global GDV for 2Q/18 increased an estimated 10.3% YOY.  The major four networks posted $4648 billion in global…

Credit Card Late Stage Delinquency

COF Continues to Drive Growth in Q2 – Top 4 EOP Outstandings +4% YOY

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S. issuers gained 4.3% in the second quarter (2Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) to $427.1 billion. The YOY growth rate is down 150 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter. The gain was largely driven by Capital One, the nation’s second largest U.S. issuer. Bank of America…


V + M Q2 U.S. Credit CIF +6% — Debit CIF +7% YOY — Led by Mastercard

U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and Mastercard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 6.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18). U.S. credit cards increased 5.9% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 7.1% YOY, in 2Q/18. There are were 1334 million Visa and Mastercard payment cards in circulation in the U.S. at the end…

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…


Consumer Credit Card Debt Solidly Above $1T; But Plateaued in June; +4.9% YOY Quarterly

U.S. consumer revolving credit for June, mostly credit card debt (95%), remained above the $1 trillion level for the fifth consecutive quarter. However, the year-on-year (YOY) change edged downward in June. Consumer revolving credit decreased at an 0.2% annual rate of growth in June, compared to a revised +11.2% annual rate in May and a…

Early Stage Credit Card Delinquency

Top 4 U.S. CC Issuers Q2 30+ Day DEL Edges Down 4 bps YOY

Average early stage delinquency (30+ days) for the second quarter (2Q/18), among the nation’s Top 4 issuers, decreased 17 basis points (bps) sequentially, and declined year-on-year (YOY) by 4 bps. The nation’s largest issuer, Chase, reported delinquency increased to 1.65% in 2Q/18, compared to 1.82% for 1Q/18 and 1.59% for 2Q/17, a 6 bps gain…

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…

Credit Card Charge-Offs

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%…

Credit Card Marketshare U.S. 2Q/18

Visa Set to Grab More Marketshare in Q2 Approaching 60% GDV

The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1485 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the first quarter (1Q/17) for a 6.0% year-on-year (YOY) gain. Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 58.7% in 1Q/16 to 61.1% in 1Q/17, largely at the expense of American Express, according to…