A presentation on the results is available online. Bill Me Later's volume for the quarter was $200 MM, essentially flat with the prior quarter. BML's outstanding portfolio balance was $561 MM. Net chargeoffs in the BML portfolio were 11.5%, up from 11.1% in the prior quarter.
A transcript of today's eBay conference call is available from SeekingAlpha.com.
Paul Steger runs a web site that collects lots of information about Visa (and Mondex) smart cards - for us that's like a trip down memory lane!
The GAO said it was asked by Congress to examine (1) the federal and state consumer protections and enforcement responsibilities related to the credit card debt collection; (2) the process and practices involved in collecting and selling delinquent credit card debt; and (3) and issues that may exist related to some of these processes and practices.
"Criminals are known to exploit the weakest link in a payments infrastructure. With issuers in the rest of the world moving to EMV, it is likely that criminals are going to move counterfeit card activities to the U.S., attacking both U.S. and international issuers," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "If the United States wants to avoid an incoming tide of higher loss, the industry must be willing and able to make investments in emerging technologies."
Revolution Money Chairman Ted Leonsis appeared on CNBC this morning to discuss the deal with Fifth Third. He was joined by Jim Robinson III, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express, who recently invested in and joined the board of Revolution Money and Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and Chairman of Revolution, LLC.