Ukraine: Total number of active payment cards decreased by 5% in 2012
The total number of active payment cards (with at least one debit transaction during last three months) decreased by 5% in 2012 - to 33.106 million pieces, after growth by 18.5% in 2011, according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
According to the report, the main drop in the number of active payment cards took place in Q4 - by 4.9%, from 34,821 million pieces.
According to the NBU, the total park of ATMs in the country increased in 2012 by 9.6% (in Q4 - by 4.6%) - up to 36.2 thousand machines, that is comparable with the dynamics of 2011, when the total number of ATMs increased by 9.4%.
National Bank also reported that the total number of payment card transactions grew in 2012 by 28.7% - to UAH 741.48 billion: the amount of cash payments nearly doubled to UAH 91.583 billion.