Milan, 3 April 2018 – there were around 15 million payments using debit, credit and prepaid cards, issued in Italy and managed by SIA, over the Easter holidays (Saturday 31 March to Monday 2 April), compared to the 12.1 million last year (+23.5%) when the Easter weekend fell between 15 and 17 April.
Of these, around 4 million related to online payments, amounting to 26.5% of the total, up by around 44% over 2017 when they were 2.8 million.
In traditional stores, payments with cards increased by 17.5% this year, reaching 11 million compared to the 9.3 million of 2017.
SIA processes approximately half of all payment transactions made using debit, credit and prepaid cards in Italy.
EASTER HOLIDAY DIGITAL PAYMENTS
|million transaction||Physical payments||E-commerce||TOTAL||E-commerce vs Total|
|31 March-2 April 2018||11||3.9||14.9||26.5%|
|15-17 April 2017||9.3||2.8||12.1||22.7%|
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