In Ukraine, the entrenched tendency for the active growth of the share of non-cash payments. Such data received by the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in the first quarter of 2017.
Thus, in January – March 2017 the share of cashless payments using payment cards in Ukraine increased to 38.4% (at the beginning of 2017 – 35,5%), the press service of the NBU.
“The total number of transactions using payment cards issued by Ukrainian banks for the period amounted to 679 million units, and their volume of almost 426 billion. Compared to the same period last year there was an increase in the number and volume of transactions using payment cards – by 28.2% and 22.9%, respectively,” calculated at the NBU.
In the first quarter of 2017 compared with the beginning of the year increased the total number of:
- payment cards – +0.8% to 58.1 million PCs .;
- contactless payment cards – +21.2% to 2.4 million units;
- payment cards with electronic money function – +55.6% to 85 thousand units.
“In the first three months also saw the expansion of the payment infrastructure. Thus, the number of trading enterprises and spheres of services provide our clients the opportunity to make cashless payments using payment cards over this period grew by 6.8% (9 975 units) and amounted to 155 913 units”, – noted in the NBU.
Network of payment terminals during the first quarter of 2017 also grew by 3.5% – up to 227 thousand
The number of payment cards and devices installed for their service in the regional context, the highest rates are traditionally demonstrated in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv region.