Payment methods in the Benelux

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Statista Dossier on offline and online payment methods in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Europe's payment landscape varies greatly per country, and the same can be said for the three neighboring countries in the Benelux region. This dossier provides graphs and tables on the use of different payment methods available in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. It is meant to provide a general overview, how consumers in the three countries use cash money, credit and/or debit cards, contactless payments, mobile payments as well as P2P payment apps, and mention domestic competitors that exist in no other European country.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Market size of POS transactions in 34 countries in Europe 2019

    • Market size of B2C e-commerce in Europe 2019, by country

    • Comparison of domestic and cross-border e-commerce in Europe 2019, by country

    • Visa and MasterCard market share in 15 countries in Europe 2018

  • 2. Cash
    • Share of cash transactions at POS in the euro area 2016 and 2019, by country

    • Share of cash money at POS (points of sale) in 38 countries in Europe in 2019

    • Level of cash use in Belgium 2000-2019

    • Total number of cash withdrawals in Belgium 2005-2018

    • Level of cash use in Luxembourg 2017-2019

    • Payment card use in Luxembourg in 2018, based on volume

    • Level of cash use in the Netherlands 2005-2019

    • Share of cash, debit cards and credit cards in the Netherlands in 2019, by POS

  • 3. Card payments
    • Credit card and debit card number in Belgium 2000-2019

    • Credit cards and debit cards per capita in Belgium 2010-2019

    • Bancontact and VISA/MasterCard transaction value in Belgium 2010-2019

    • Credit card and debit card number in Luxembourg 2000-2019

    • Credit cards and debit cards per capita in Luxembourg 2010-2019

    • Total value of debit card transactions in Luxembourg 2006-2018

    • Credit card and debit card number in the Netherlands 2000-2019

    • Credit cards and debit cards per capita in the Netherlands 2010-2019

    • Value of cash, debit card and credit card payments in POS in Netherlands 2010-2019

  • 4. Contactless payments
    • Contactless payments market share at POS in Europe 2018, by country

    • Total registered NFC payments in the Netherlands 2014-2020

    • Share of NFC payments compared to total debit card payments Netherlands 2014-2020

    • Use of wearable technology for POS payments in Europe 2019, by country

  • 5. Mobile payments
    • Ranking of mobile payment apps in Belgium, based on DAU 2018

    • Number of Payconiq transactions in Belgium 2017-2018

    • Forecast of mobile payment use in Belgium 2023, by product category

    • Ranking of mobile payment apps in the Netherlands, based on DAU 2018

    • Number of users of Tikkie in the Netherlands 2016-2019

    • Forecast of mobile payment use in the Netherlands 2023, by product category

    • Daily active users of PayPal in 21 countries in Europe in 2019

    • Coronavirus effect on daily active users of PayPal in Europe in 2020, by country

  • 6. Online shopping
    • Leading payment methods in online retail in Belgium 2015-2019

    • Comparison between Belgium and the EMEA on e-commerce payment methods 2018

    • Bancontact, VISA/MasterCard and Maestro/V-Pay transactions in Belgium 2010-2019

    • Bancontact and VISA/MasterCard transaction value in Belgium 2010-2019

    • Market share of online payment methods in the Netherlands 2014-2019

    • Leading payment methods for online shopping in the Netherlands 2016-2019

    • Leading payment methods offered by online stores in the Netherlands 2017

    • Comparison between the Netherlands and the EMEA on e-commerce payment methods 2018

    • Number of payments with iDEAL in the Netherlands 2006-2019

  • 7. E-money
    • Number of payment cards issued with an e-money function in Belgium 2009-2018

    • Number of e-money transactions in Luxembourg 2009-2019

    • Number of e-money transactions in the Netherlands 2010-2019

    • Number of payments per capita in Belgium 2010-2019, by type of payment service

    • Number of payments per capita in Luxembourg 2010-2019, by type of payment service

    • Number of payments per capita in Netherlands 2010-2019, by type of payment service

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