Sweden 2017/2018

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Payment Organizations

BDB Bankernas Depå. 

Bankomat AB, manages the Bankomat ATM network. 

Getswish AB, operates the immediate payments services Swish. 

Domestic Card Brand

None. 

Market Structure

Swedish debit cards are branded Mastercard, VISA, Debit Mastercard, Maestro, VISA Debit or Electron. 

With 319.1 payments per capita, card use in Sweden is above the EU average, and it is the fourth highest card use level in Europe. 

Sweden has a decentralized payment infrastructure with 15 major issuer banks, seven major acquirers, two major processors, two ATM networks, two POS networks, and more than 20 PSPs. 

Swedish banks focus both on cards and account-based payment services, including mobile banking app payment services. 

Nordea, Handelsbanken, SEB and Swedbank are the leading banking groups in the Nordic and Baltic regions. 

Swedbank and NETS are among the 10 largest acquirers in Europe ranked by transaction numbers. 

Notable Market Trends

Contactless cards and POS/MPOS terminals; mobile apps; digital wallets; Samsung Pay, immediate payments app Swish. 

Statistical Key Figures for 2016 provided in this profile:

UPDATED: tables with card business data 2012-2016; 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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1.0.0 last updated 2nd December 2017