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840 mln contactless transactions with Visa cards in Poland


The number of contactless transactions with Visa cards reached nearly 840 million in 2013 in Poland, recent findings indicate.

According to Visa Europe, the figure makes Poland the number one country for Visa contactless payments in Europe, with the monthly number of contactless payments reaching 20 million.

The growth in contactless payments, which stood at 11.3 %, was almost twice as large as the increase in the number of payments in general (including cash withdrawals from ATMs), which grew by 6.8 %.