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Central Bank of Russia: Card Issuance Grew 4 Times in Q1, 2009

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According to Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Russian banks issued almost 2.7 million cards in Q1, 2009, what is four times more than in Q4, 2008. Experts suppose that the major part of cards issued within the first three months of 2009 is salary cards, while the number of credit cards is still reducing.

The total number of cards issued in Russia amounted to 121.7 million.

Central Bank of the Russian Federation

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