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Germany Debit card purchase volume has picked up significantly over the last three years as consumers begin to move away from cash, a process aided by the rollout of contactless technology. A small but competitive revolving cards market, composed of mainly specialist players, has been developing.
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UK Thanks to progressive regulation and consumer adoption of modern technology, the United Kingdom has become one of the most advanced and competitive payments markets in the world. Debit and credit cards were used to make 20.3 billion purchases in 2018, which is an increase of 76 percent compared to 2013.
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Mexico Credit cards use grew strongly between 2013 and 2018. Lower net credit losses have been a key contributor to the recovery of credit card profitability.
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Bahrain Issuers tend to adopt conservative credit policies, concentrating their efforts on targeting affluent customers. Islamic payment cards account for up to 15 percent of all payment cards in Bahrain.
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Ireland There has been a clear shift away from cash to debit cards in Ireland. Debit card purchase volume doubled between 2014 and 2018. Over a third of spend on Irish cards takes place online.
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Malaysia has one of the world's highest cards penetration rates, predominantly because over half are e-money cards.
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