The introduction of mobile card acceptance solutions throughout Europe has surely been one of the major movements of 2012 to date. In order to learn about the receptiveness of certain countries for these solutions, the guys from our mobile payment partner payworks investigated the consumer behavior at the Point of Sale. They specifically looked at the metrics describing the usage of credit or debit cards at the Point of Sale in each of the EU 27 countries. What they found was a very interesting read for us and gave us a better understanding of the differences between various markets in Europe. You find some of the major findings below.
Average number of credit and debit card transactions at the Point of Sale per person older than 14 years in 2011.
Average amount of transactions conducted with credit and debit cards at the Point of Sale in 2011.
Number of cards
Average number of credit and debit cards per person older than 14 years in 2011.