Citizens of our country every year more and more use their cards in order to purchase goods and services. The previous year a record was set among holders of plastic. About 80% of all transactions carried out were directed to the purchase. Based on the official statistics of GTI Bank, this is the largest figure since 2012.
In recent years, the growth rate has increased significantly. Specialists of the FSS Bank fix the growth of financial operations using cards for several points annually. They believe that this is a decent figure, which suggests that the Russians are getting used to bank cards. They are well aware that this is a convenient and secure payment instrument. Growth rates should be maintained, and even increase due to the introduction of innovative technologies.
If we compare in terms of the total number of purchases made in the country, the use of “plastic” is also gaining momentum. For example, according to statistics, in 2009, every fifth resorted to using a card to purchase a purchase or service, last year more than 70% of people did it.
Growth of Card Issuance
The growth of card issuance over the past year in Russia amounted to almost 5%, according to statistics, every citizen of our country has 1.7 bank penalties. For 365 days, the Russians used their cards 17.9 billion times. Based on these calculations, each resident of our country used the card more than 120 times for the sum of almost 350 thousand rubles. For comparison, a year earlier, in 2015, 90 operations per 284 thousand rubles accounted for one inhabitant.
Bank cards are becoming increasingly popular, it is a fact. With them, you can make purchases, transfer money to close people, take a loan and, eventually, withdraw cash. And among all these opportunities, people in our country more and more often prefer to immediately pay for a purchase.