Norges Bank Papers

Developments in retail payment services - 2013

Series: Norges Bank Papers
Number: 1/2014

Norges Bank Papers 1/2014 (PDF 458.2 Kb)

The number of card payments continued to rise in 2013. Norwegian residents remain among the leading users of card payments per year, while the number of ATM withdrawals and point-of-sale (POS) withdrawals declined. This may indicate that cash transactions are steadily falling in Norway. Card transactions abroad and internet purchases using cards continued to increase sharply in 2013. As a result, the use of international payment cards accounts for an increasingly larger share of total card transactions.

Published 21 May 2014 12:00