Discover 3Q12 Financials: 10 Credit Card Metrics to Track With Other Issuers

Discover Financial Services reported third-quarter financials this week. As it publishes financials a few weeks before other leading card issuers, Discover’s results often act as leading indicator of broader credit card industry trends. Using Discover’s results as a benchmark, the following are 10 key credit card metrics to follow when other issuers report over the next month.