The number of credit transfers within the EU increased in 2013 by 3.6% to 26.5 billion. The importance of paper-based transactions continued to decrease...
The number of cards with a payment function in the EU increased in 2013 by 3.0% to 760 million. With a total EU population of approximately 508 million, this represented around 1.5 payment cards per EU inhabitant.
It is extremely important for Merchants, Cashiers and Employees in general to keep PoS (Point-of-Sale devices), PEDs (PIN Entry Device), standalone dial-out terminals and any other type of payment card-reading device or terminal constantly safe.