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Easter 2018: SIA: +44% card payments online, +17.5% at traditional stores

Easter 2018: SIA: +44% card payments online, +17.5% at traditional storesDownload (PDF 697.4 KB)

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 transactionPhysical paymentsE-commerceTOTALE-commerce vs Total
 31 March-2 April 2018113.914.926.5%
 15-17 April 20179.32.812.122.7%
 Difference17.5%43.9%23.5% 

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Filippo Fantasia

Head of Media Coordination
Phone +39 02.6084.2833
Mobile +39 335.1202713
Email: filippo.fantasia@sia.eu