15:59, 3 March 2009
Banks of Kazakhstan Issued 7.1 Million Payment Cards
On February, 1, 2009, banks of Kazakhstan issued 7.1 million payment cards and the number of card holders totaled 6.7 million. The most popular are IPS cards, share of IPS cards in the total cards volume is 97.4%.
In January, 2009, the total volume of Kazakhstan issuers’ card transactions reached KZT158.6 billion (USD1.3 billion) and increased by 17.1% compared with January, 2008. The number of transactions totaled 7.1 million operations in January, 2009.
On February, 1, 2009, 19 banks of Kazakhstan and Joint Stock Company “Kazpost” issue payments cards in the country.
National Bank of Kazakhstan