Payment Card Year Books


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Interbank Organization

At present, there is no interbank organization. 

Domestic Card Brand 

Four Maltese closed-loop mono-bank ATM/debit cards: Quikcash, Quicklink, Premier, Cashpoint 

Market Structure 

  • Maltese banks have arranged authorization, clearing and settlement services directly with VISA and MasterCard. 
  • After increasing annually by on average of 25% until 2008, the growth rate of card payments achieved 12.1% in 2015. 
  • Cheque payments, which began to fall in 2008, were overtaken by card payments for the first time in 2010. 

Notable Market Trends 

Use of mono-bank debit cards at ATMs and POS terminals of the issuing bank. Implementation of 3D-Secure technology.

Updated Information About:

Major Issuers, Major Acquirers, Major Processors and Consumer Finance indicator. 

Statistical Key Figures for 2015 provided in this profile:

  • UPDATED: tables with card business data 2011-2015; 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

Product information

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1.1(090117) last updated 9th January 2017