According to the National Bank of Georgia, as of August 31, the number of payment cards in circulation in Georgia reached 560 790 of which 142,056 were Visa, 142,056 were Master Card. 339,184 belong to other payment systems.
In August 2023, the number of Visa cards decreased by 7%, Master Card - by 22%, cards of other systems - by 1.6% compared to August 2022.
The rate of payment for purchases and services with plastic cards is growing significantly - in August 2023, 77 million transactions worth GEL 6.2 billion were carried out with cards. At the same time, transactions worth GEL 670 million were carried out with Georgian cards abroad in August, in 8 months this figure stood at GEL 5 billion.
NBG reports that in total 7.8 million debit cards are registered in the country.