Equifax Webinar: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in the Card Industry in 2024

View our webinar on demand to learn more about the evolving consumer card industry, including possible solutions for lenders managing card programs.

The consumer card industry is facing a dynamic landscape in 2024, with a blend of challenges and opportunities shaping its future. To shed light on these trends, Equifax recently hosted the “Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in the Card Industry in 2024” webinar that highlighted key trends and potential solutions for lenders managing card programs. Here's a recap of the key insights from the webinar, focusing on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Challenges Facing Card Professionals

Webinar participants identified several key challenges they are grappling with in 2024:

  • Consumers' Ability-to-Pay: A primary concern is the uncertainty surrounding consumers' financial capacity, especially in light of economic fluctuations.
  • Cardholder Acquisition: Attracting new cardholders in a competitive market remains a persistent challenge.
  • Declining Consumer Credit and Increased Delinquency: The need for workable solutions to address declining credit scores and rising delinquency rates is crucial.
  • Regulatory Challenges Surrounding Interchange Fees: Navigating the complex regulatory landscape, particularly concerning interchange fees, poses a significant hurdle.
  • Achieving "Top-of-Wallet" Status: In a crowded wallet, securing the preferred card position for top-of-wallet status demands innovative strategies.

Opportunities to Drive Business in 2024

Amidst the challenges, webinar participants also learned about promising opportunities for card programs to take advantage of in 2024:

  • BNPL Tied to Card Programs: Integrating Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) options with card programs presents a compelling avenue for growth.
  • Card Feature Improvements: Enhancing card features such as auto-increase options, fraud alerts, and credit score tracking can elevate the cardholder experience.
  • Growing Loan Balances Through Promotions: Strategic promotions offer a pathway to expand loan balances and drive card usage.
  • Tighter Underwriting Across Subprime Space: Implementing stricter underwriting practices in the subprime sector can mitigate risk and improve portfolio performance.

Equifax's Expertise in Diverse Card Programs

A key question raised during the webinar was whether Equifax has experience working with diverse card programs. The resounding answer was yes. Equifax prides itself on understanding the nuances of each card program, including its unique offerings, target audience, and objectives. This deep understanding enables Equifax to provide tailored product solutions that align with the specific goals of each card issuer.

Watch the Webinar On Demand

Want a deeper dive into the topics discussed in this blog? Watch the full webinar, "Providing Value Throughout the Credit Card Lending Lifecycle," on demand now. Gain valuable insights from industry leaders and learn how to leverage data and analytics to optimize your card lending strategies.