Payment Card Year Books

Lithuania 2020/2021

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Payment Organisation


Domestic Card Brand

None. Domestic cards were phased-out 2009.

Market Structure

The Lithuanian card market has a competitive, decentralised, infrastructure composed of six major issuers, six major acquirers, card processors, four ATM networks and six major POS networks.

The number of bank cards issued grew from 214,000 at end-1999 to 4.3 million by end-2008, since then the number has fallen back to 3.22 million in 2019. 

Debit cards dominate, accounting for 89.40% of cards at end-2019. 

As in the other Baltic states, the Swedish banks SEB and Swedbank are key players in the Lithuanian bank market. 

In 2015, Lithuania became the 19th member of the euro system. 

The Bank of Lithuania has been active in re-shaping the country's regulatory framework to create an EU friendly environment for start-ups wishing to take advantage of EU passporting rights.

Emerging Open Banking ecosystem. Improving AML capabilities. 

Notable Market Trends

Contactless rollout of cards and POS terminals, mobile banking apps, instant payments, biometric ID.


 UPDATED: tables with card business data 2015-2019; growth rates: Y-o-Y, CAGR
 Population, Cards per Capita, Card Value per Capita
 Debit Cards, Credit/Delayed Debit Cards, Total Cards
 Card payments by number and by value, ATV per card, payments per card/year
 ATMs, POS terminals, ATMs/POS terminals per 1 million capita
 ATM withdrawals by number/by value, ATV per withdrawal, TXs per ATM/month
 POS payments by number/by value, ATV per POS payment, TXs per POS/month
 Internet Use, e-payment mix, B2C e-Commerce by value and growth rate
 Issued Card brands by individual major issuer bank
 Accepted card brands by individual major acquirer
 Drill down into the debit card use and credit cards use details 


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Version 1.1 - last updated Friday 15th January 2021