Kuwait makes 392.94mln online purchases, withdrawals, payments in first 6 months of 2022.
30 August 2022, 12:00 AM
30 September 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait citizens and residents made about 392.94 million payments and withdrew cash during the first 6 months of 2022, an increase of 37.5%, including 107.14 million transactions, compared to the same period of 2021, during which the number of payments and withdrawals of funds were about 285.8 million, reports Al-Anba daily.
In detail, credit card payments through points of sale (direct purchase) accounted for 61% of the total payments during the period from January to the end of June 2022, including about 240 million direct purchases, including 226.9 million purchases within Kuwait, and 13.13 million credit card purchases through points of sale abroad.
From January to the end of June 2022, the cash transactions made through ATMs accounted for 11% of the total transactions carried out by citizens and residents, while online payments were about 28%. Of the total transactions during the same period, there were direct payments through points of sale (PoS) with bank cards accounting for about 61% of the total transactions.
The number of transactions on ATMs (cash) accounted for about 11% of the transactions of citizens and residents with their bank cards, with a rate of 43.12 million transactions out of 392.94 million transactions they made during the period from January to the end of June 2022, and cash withdrawals from inside Kuwait accounted for About 41.74 million transactions were made, while withdrawals through ATMs outside Kuwait amounted to 1.38 million withdrawals in 6 months.