Locked content BIK: banks issued 0.3% fewer credit cards in July

The number of credit cards issued by banks dropped by 0.3 percent to 79,400 in July this year. At the same time, the total amount of limits granted increased by 1.5 percent and amounted to PLN 451 million compared to July 2017 – the Credit Information Bureau (BIK) said. BIK also pointed out th...

Locked content Over 38 mln credit cards issued in Poland – NBP

The number of payment cards in Poland reached 38.51 million at the end of Q3, Poland’s Central Bank (NBP) informed. Out of this number, 90.5 percent of cards were issued to individual clients, with the rest for business clients. As many as 79.5 percent issued cards had contactless pay option enabled...

Locked content Over 37 mln payment cards in Poland in Q2

The number of payment cards in Poland reached 37.77 million at the end of Q2, Poland’s Central Bank (NBP) informed. Overall, 29.2 million debit cards and 5.8 million credit cards have been issued. The overall number remained practically unchanged q/q. The value of transactions carried out with payme...

Locked content Over 37 mln payment cards in Poland in Q1

The number of payment cards in Poland reached 37.7 million at the end of Q1, Poland’s Central Bank (NBP) informed. Overall, 29.1 million debit cards and 6 million credit cards have been issued, resulting in 2.3 percent growth q/q. The value of transactions carried out with payment cards grew to PLN ...

Locked content Report: Poles hates queues

As many as 45 percent Poles claim that standing in lines in stores is the most frustrating thing when shopping, according to a study conducted by Mastercard, and 71 percent of them would not return to the shop if it meant standing in queues, 46 percent decided against shopping after seeing long line...

Mastercard: Poles buy online the most among Europeans

According to the report published by Mastercard, 9 percent of Poles shop online everyday, the most (along with Lithuania) among all of the European nations. However, most of the shopping is done domestically. The European average is 6 percent.

Locked content Over one third of Poles use charge cards on a daily basis

As much as 71 percent of Poles have a charge card, over one third of them pay with them every day, according to a survey carried out by Federacja Konsumentów (the Federation of Consumers), the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported. One fifth of respondents said they own two or more cards, in addition, ...

Locked content 820,000 PKO BP credit cards in use

At the end of the first half of 2015 as many as 820,000 credit cards from the Polish lender PKO Bank Polski were reported to be in use. This makes the bank a leader on the market. In total PKO clients have 7,5 million debit cards and are among the most active users. From July…

Locked content Poles have 6.2 mln credit cards

The Credit Information Bureau announced that Poles have 6.2 million credit cards, of which 3.8 million are active. The number of active credit cards is the same as last year, however, the number of banking accounts linked to them decreased by 200,000. The average value of a total granted credit limi...

Locked content New e-payment service provider enters Polish market

Luxembourg-based iPay International will offer Polish business clients mPOS, a mobile terminal accepting card payments, Rzeczpospolita daily reported. One does not have to create a bank account, one will be given the device, a seller account (operating as a so called iWallet) and a Mastercard card. ...