Purchases and Cash Withdrawals in Europe Using Visa Cards Estimated €1.7 Trillion
According to recent Visa’s press-releases, there are 450 million Visa debit, credit and commercial cards in Europe.
In the 12 months ending December 2011 those cards were used to make purchases and cash withdrawals to the value of €1.7 trillion.
14% of consumer spending at the point of sale in Europe is with a Visa card, and almost 80% of that is on Visa debit cards.
Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in over 200 countries.