We recently released the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) that ranks the customer experience of 318 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. TxR is based on consumers evaluating their experiences across three dimensions: success, effort, and emotion.

Congratulations to USAA for earning the best customer experience score in the credit card industry.

Of the 11 credit card issuers included in this year’s Ratings, USAA earned the highest score with a rating of 77%, putting it in 42nd place overall out of 318 companies across 20 industries. Discover received the second highest rating in the industry, with a score of 75% and an overall rank of 65th. This is the second year in a row that these two firms have lead the industry.

Overall, the credit card industry averaged a 69% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and came in 8th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry declined by 0.3 percentage-points between 2017 and 2018, going down from 69.8% to 69.5%.

USAA’s customer experience score improved the most over the previous year, gaining four percentage-points. HSBC’s score, on the other hand, declined the most, dropping by seventeen points.

You can download the free report.

This blog post was originally published by Temkin Group prior to its acquisition by Qualtrics in October 2018.