THE VOLUME of purchases made via credit card transactions with the Slovak holder of Visa rose 69 percent year-on-year, to $2.5 billion (€2 billion), during the 12 month period ending in March 2004, the private news agency SITA wrote.
This is the first time a year's worth of personal expenditures exceeded $2 billion in the Slovak Republic. The number of transactions via Visa cards was 46 million, up 27 percent year-on-year.
At the end of March 2004, the number of Visa cards issued by member banks in Slovakia reached 1.2 million. In Slovakia, over 12,000 retailers accept the cards.
19. Jul 2004 at 0:00 | From press reports