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Irish Visa spend hits record €15.5 billion

The number of Visa transactions rose 26 per cent during the course of 2012 to 201 million, driven by growth in lower-value transactions.

15th January, 2013
Visa card spend hits record

Visa cards now account for €1 in every €7 of Irish consumer spending, new figures from Visa Europe show.

Annual expenditure on Visa cards reached €15.5 billion for the first time in 2012, an increase of 17 per cent on 2011 expenditure.

There was a 43 per cent increase in the number of Visa cards – debit, credit and prepaid – in Ireland; there are now 4.9 million Visa cards in the country.

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