V + MA International Q1 GTX +12% YOY Discounting V EU

International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards grew an adjusted 11.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International unadjusted GTX for credit cards increased 22.5% YOY while international unadjusted GTX for debit cards soared an unadjusted 62.4% YOY in 1Q/17, according to CardData. The data are skewed by the…

Top 4 U.S. Issuers Siphon Card Outstandings from AXP – Q1 YOY Double-Digits

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S.  issuers gained 9.6% in the first quarter (1Q/17) year-on-year (YOY) to $396.7 billion. The YOY growth rate is down 130 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter, in line with historic seasonal patterns, according to CardData. The gain was largely driven by Citibank, as…