Bank of Lithuania

Number of valid cards with the cash and/or payment function, issued by Lithuanian PSPs at the end of the quarter. Three-party scheme cards, issued by PSPs acting as intermediaries (e.g. American Express, Diners), are also included. Cards issued by merchants (e.g. discount cards, points cards, etc.) are excluded from payment cards, unless they have been issued in cooperation with PSPs. Cards issued by Lithuanian PSPs or Lithuanian PSPs acting as intermediaries that can be used only domestically are included in the category of domestic cards, whereas cards that can be used both domestically and internationally – international cards.  

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Payment cards issued by Lithuanian paymens service providers

Measurement units: VIENETAI (units)

Q1/2017 Q2/2017 Q3/2017 Q4/2017 Q1/2018 Q2/2018 Q3/2018 Q4/2018 Q1/2019
Total number of cards issued (except e money cards) 3,390,793 3,363,336 3,347,546 3,305,762 3,288,356 3,277,994 3,268,504 3,243,393 3,241,163
Domestic cards 6,296 5,979 5,301 5,187 4,747 4,915 8,721 8,711 7,799
International cards 3,384,497 3,357,357 3,342,245 3,300,575 3,283,609 3,273,079 3,259,783 3,234,682 3,233,364
Visa cards 739,502 719,316 685,106 650,301 624,991 606,477 605,109 590,144 587,798
MasterCard cards 2,625,309 2,622,650 2,645,235 2,644,817 2,658,618 2,666,602 2,654,674 2,644,538 2,645,566
Other cards 19,686 15,391 11,904 5,457 - - - - -
Last update: 24-04-2017