New record in shopping with bank cards

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On Friday December the 22nd, Norwegian bank cards were used to trade for more than NOK 3.9 billion (a new Norwegian record).


The 3.9 billion were paid via a total of 8.7 million card transactions. The previous record was set during 2017’s Black Friday, where 8.7 million card purchases were made, with a short-term turnover of just over NOK 3.6 billion.

‘On December the 22nd, during a period of just three hours, there were 275 card purchases per second, indicating that approximately three million short-term p urchases were made during those hours.

I have never seen it been so high for so long,’ said Stein-Arne Tjore, Press Officer for ‘Nets i Norge’.

Figures from Nets and BankAxept AS showed that in the period from the 1st to 23rd of December, bank cards were used 145.6 million times, which is a growth of 3.4% compared to the same period in 2016. Turnover via cards has been NOK 54.6 billion during that period, an increase of 3.3%.


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