Support for contactless payment cards in Hungary 2012-2019

At the end of 2019, Hungary issued nearly eight million payment cards with a contactless function which together took up roughly 85 percent of all payment cards. POS terminals that accepted these cards stayed relatively stable at over 80 percent, indicating that contactless payment seem to have become widely accepted within the Central European country. Contactless card acceptancy accelerated somewhat in 2015, then reaching over half of all issued payment cards.

Contactless card acceptancy within POS terminals and debit and credit cards issued in Hungary from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Special properties

numbers as of the end of the year

Supplementary notes

Numbers consist of both credit cards as well as debit cards.

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