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...
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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. ...

Locked content Number of credit cards issued down by 1.5%

Commercial lenders and cooperative banks issued 253,000 credit cards in Q1 with a total granted credit limit of PLN 1.1 billion, a decline of 1.5 percent y/y in terms of quantity and an increase of 10.5 percent y/y in terms of value, according to the Credit Information Bureau (Biuro Informacji Kredy...

Locked content Poles still sceptical about credit cards

Only 20 percent of Poles had credit cards as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the National Bank of Poland, Polish Radio reported. As much as one third of its owners use them occasionally or do not use them at all. “Some part of Poles is very careful about their…