Statistics report on general payment preferences, including cash money and credit cards, in Italy
One of the largest economies in Europe, Italy's payment behavior is different from most European countries. On the one hand, it seems to rely more on cash money than similar economies. On the other hand, Italy displays an interest in improving its payment infrastructure - something that especially evident when it comes to cryptocurrencies.
This report serves as an introduction to key figures on payments in Italy, be it cash or cashless and regardless whether this offline or online. Figures include the share of cash, the number of credit cards, the most popular payment methods for online shopping and which payment brands are favored in the country. Other studies on payments in Italy, which continue on some of the topics addressed here, include: