Biggest brands in payment cards in the Netherlands 2016-2019

Between 2016 and 2019, the market share of leading payment card schemes (including e-commerce as well as POS) in the Netherlands was dominated by just single one brand. MasterCard was by far and away the Netherlands' most-used payment brand. This is likely due to MasterCard being co-branded on nearly every issued debit card in the country. In 2019, 95 percent of the market share in the Netherlands was accounted for by MasterCard.

According to the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), approximately 55 percent of all Dutch consumers have a credit card in his or her possession. The use of debit cards, however, is much more accepted as a payment method. According to a report from the European Central Bank (ECB), the Netherlands was the country in Europe which used cash money the least when paying at POS or "points of sale".

Market share of the leading payment card schemes in the Netherlands from 2016 to 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2021

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The source mentions the numbers have been compiled "using a mixture of primary and secondary data sources. Primary refers to our own surveys and commissioned research; whereas secondary refers to authoritative third-party vendor data, and other publicly available data." No specifics, however, are given.

The source does not provide any information regarding missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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