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The European Payments Cards Yearbook Statistical Report 2018/19

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  • January 2019
  • Region: Europe
  • Payments Cards and Mobile
  • ID: 4778256

The Payment Cards Issuing and Acquiring Statistics Yearbook gives a marketing leading and comprehensive up to date picture of the card issuing, acquiring and processing business within 33 European countries plus pan-European overview.

The current edition of the Payment Card Yearbooks, published in January 2019, are based on end-2017 card industry figures and have a thorough overview containing a wealth of statistics drawn from central banks, interbank companies and associations and individual banks together with a detailed country-by-country breakdown of:

  • Issuer information - issued brands by issuer
  • E-/m-commerce information, e-payments mix and statistics
  • Acquirer information - acceptance brand by acquirer
  • Mobile payment schemes and initiatives
  • Facts on major card acquirers & processors
  • ATM & POS infrastructure including Mobile Merchants and MPOS terminals
  • Basic fraud trends and statistics and notable market trends - battlefields in the payments industry

Each country report comprises the following sections:


Payments overview, Banking structure, Market Intrasture, Market Dynamics, Cash-less Payments

Card Products

Prepaid cards, Debit cards, Charge cards, Credit cards

Card Issuing

Cards brands issued, Contactless cards, Issuer processors, Major issuers

Card Statistics

Card numbers, Card Use, POS Payments, ATM Withdrawals, POS terminals, POS networks

Card Acquiring

Merchant processors, Major acquirers, Detailed acquirer table, ATMs, ATM Networks

B2C E-commerce

Remote card payments, Advanced payments, Mobile payments, M-payment initiatives


The publisher's research is collated over a year from Primary sources across all European and Eurasian markets. They use the ECB, BIS as well as annual reports from the European banks and listed companies, consulting platforms and major accounting firms along with a combined 100 years of experience in the payments industry analysing and commenting on the data.