According to National Bank’s annual report (2016), ATM and POS terminal transactions by foreign visitors have increased by 20% year on year.
Card transactions support infrastructure has been also expanded: POS Terminals (+29% year on year ) and ATMs (+5% year on year).
At the end of the reporting year, 29 000 POS Terminals and 2 240 ATMs are registered. Averaged 2 200 operations are carried out on one ATM a month and 254 operation per POS Terminals.
In the same period, 38 providers of payment services are registered at NBG.
In the reporting year, the amount of services by payment providers made up 5.8 billion GEL, up 35% year on year.