Ukraine: The number of payment cards in circulation exceeded 65 million
According to the National Bank of Ukraine, the number of bank cards in circulation rose by 2.95 million from 62.66 million (in the Q2 2012) to 65.61 million (in Q3 2012). According to the National Bank, the number of active payment cards (cards, which were used to make at least one debit transactions during last 3 months) increased by 8.1% (or 2.62 million). At the end of Q2 2012 there were 34.82 million such cards.
Number of cardholders in the Q3 2012 has increased from 40.36 million to 41.39 million, while the number of member banks of card payment systems - from 143 to 144.