Card Market Germany

Payment Cards in Germany Statistics 2011 – 2020
(updated periodically)

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Contents and excerpt of „Payment Cards in Germany“ (latest edition)

This study provides an annual analysis of the most important data on German card business. 10 years of data on the debit-, credit-, and private label card market (only plc cards with payment function) are displayed. Data on the German e-purse “GeldKarte” are available beginning 1996.

With respect to credit cards, there are data on the number of cards, transactions, acceptance points and the value of transactions. In addition, a number of coefficients are derived.

The chapter on debit cards provides an overview of the number of cards (girocard/maestro-cards and bank customer/ATM cards), the number and value of transactions (ec-cash, ELV), the number of terminals. Again, a number of coefficients is derived.

There is a separate chapter on ATMs: number of ATMs, number of withdrawals and the market shares of the different banking sectors. Yet another chapter takes a closer look at cross-border use of payment cards.

The chapter on private label cards provides an overview over the market for private label cards with payment function. It provides a breakdown over retail sectors and an overview of the most important issuers.

The study consists of approx. 90 pages and is available in German and English.

Price: 300 Euro (plus VAT) for the first purchase.
Annual updates: 175 Euro (plus VAT).
Both versions (German and English) are available for an additional charge of 50 Euro (plus VAT).

The first purchase does not oblige to purchase the annual updates.

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