Payments in Italy

Statistics report on general payment preferences, including cash money and credit cards, in Italy

Payments 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:

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ATMs, POS terminals

  • Premium Statistic ATM count in Italy 2012-2020
  • Premium Statistic ATMs per capita in Italy 2005-2021
  • Basic Statistic POS terminal count in Italy 2000-2022
  • Basic Statistic Annual payment card transaction number at POS terminals in Italy 2000-2022
  • Basic Statistic Share of selected payment transaction services in Italy 2000-2021


  • Premium Statistic Annual level of cash payments in Italy 2009-2021
  • Premium Statistic Share of cash in in-store payments in 38 countries in Europe in 2019
  • Basic Statistic Share of cash transactions at POS in the euro area 2016 and 2019, by country
  • Premium Statistic Ratio of currency in circulation (CIC) to GDP of Italy 2010-2022
  • Premium Statistic ATM cash withdrawal volume in Italy 2018-2020
  • Premium Statistic ATM cash withdrawal value in Italy 2018-2020


  • Premium Statistic Annual credit card and debit cards issued in Italy 2000-2021
  • Basic Statistic Credit cards and debit cards per capita in Italy 2010-2021
  • Premium Statistic Bancomat, Visa, Mastercard market share in Italy 2016-2021
  • Premium Statistic Visa, Mastercard share against domestic solutions in 14 countries in Europe 2021
  • Premium Statistic Annual number of credit card transactions in Italy 2000-2021, per capita
  • Premium Statistic Quarterly transaction volume of debit card retail (POS) payments in Italy 2014-2022


  • Premium Statistic Contactless payments market share at POS in Europe 2018, by country
  • Premium Statistic Awareness and use of selected Fintech & Insurtech services in Italy 2018
  • Basic Statistic Annual payment card transaction number at POS terminals in Italy 2000-2022

Online shopping

  • Premium Statistic Most popular e-commerce payment methods in Italy 2016-2022
  • Premium Forecast Most common online payments by type in Italy 2023
  • Premium Statistic Number of domains of leading online payment processing technologies in Italy 2020
  • Premium Statistic Main methods of payment for online purchases in Italy 2023

Mobile payments

  • Premium Forecast Most used mobile payments by brand in Italy 2023
  • Premium Forecast Mobile payments by situation in Italy 2022
  • Premium Statistic Coronavirus effect on daily active users of PayPal in Europe in 2020, by country
  • Premium Statistic Business types that offer cryptocurrency payments in Italy in 2021
  • Premium Statistic Companies that accept cryptocurrency in Italy as of March 9, 2021, by city

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