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Credit Card Issuing in the US: Market Research Report

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Credit Card Issuing Market Research Report | NAICS 52221 | Oct 2016

Charging ahead: Renewed consumer confidence will stimulate credit card use, enabling growth

IBISWorld’s Credit Card Issuing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The rising popularity of contactless payment methods, such as Apple Pay, will support the industry
  • Federal regulations have directly affected the industry by increasing oversight
  • An improving economy, increased e-commerce and security and higher interest rates will help spur revenue
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Credit Card Issuing industry revenue increased over the past five years as consumers increasingly use credit cards as their primary payment method. Positive economic trends have led to a spending rise and, in turn, the volume and value of credit card purchases have continued to climb. Moreover, an increase in online shopping has increased demand. The industry is expected to maintain steady growth in the next five years; however, rising revenue and sustained profit will attract new entrants, which will heighten competition. Competition will also be increased due to cyber security breaches... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Credit Card Issuing industry has high barriers to entry due to tight regulations, high company concentration, large capital requirements and loyal customer bases due to reward programs. Credit card issuers are subject to supervision, examination and inspection by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), ensuring they meet capital requirements set out by the FRB, representing a barrier to potential entrants. The industry is dominated by a few major players whose financial strength allows them to underprice potential entrants, making it more difficult for them to compete in the industry.

There is widespread demand for credit cards, and a large number of customers in the United States who qualify for them. Fur.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Credit Card Issuing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Credit Card Issuing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aggregate household debt and National unemployment rate in the Credit Card Issuing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Credit Card Issuing Industry?

    This industry issues credit cards, providing the funds required to buy goods and services in return for payment on a full balance or installment basis. Credit cards issued in the United States are not issued directly by Visa, MasterCard or any other payment-solution organization. Rather, Visa, MasterCard and other similar corporations provide the actual payment systems used when payments are made by credit card.

    Industry Products
    Cardholder feesInterchange feesInterest income
    Industry Activities
    Providing credit through credit cards

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aggregate household debt
  • National unemployment rate
  • Prime rate
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Consumer spending habits
  • Government regulations
  • Rising costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Credit cards go mobile
  • Industry threats
  • Table: Credit Card Issuing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Card Issuing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Debt Collection Agencies
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Banking
  • Credit Card Processing & Money Transferring
  • Credit Unions
  • Industrial Banks
  • Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
  • Savings Banks & Thrifts
  • Products & Services
  • Interchange fees
  • Cardholder fees
  • Interest income
  • Chart: Credit Card Issuing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 26 to 60
  • Individuals aged 60 and over
  • Individuals aged 18 to 26
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Card Issuing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Other
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Rent and Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Card Issuing
  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition
  • Internal competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Card Issuing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    American Express Company
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Bank of America Corporation
    Capital One Financial Corporation
    Citigroup Inc.
    Discover Financial Services
  • Table: American Express Company - financial performance
  • Table: JPMorgan Chase & Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Bank of America Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Capital One Financial Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Citigroup Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Discover Financial Services - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Card Issuing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Credit Card Issuing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • When a customer is unable to repay a debt, often at the point of six months without repayment, the debt is written off as uncollectible.
  • Interchange Fee
  • Payment made by one bank to another to process credit and debit transactions made on cards from another bank.
  • Loan Loss Provision
  • An expense set aside for bad loans.
  • Revolving Credit
  • Consumer credit line that can be used up to a certain limit or paid down at any time.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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