Delhi, India (PressExposure) February 12, 2009 -- According to the recent research report âTurkey Banking Sector Forecast to 2012â by RNCOS, the increasing preference for cash-less transaction and availability of various card products will fuel the usage of financial cards in future in Turkey. Also, the rising tendency of credit repayment among consumers will drive the circulation of financial cards in coming years.
Credit cards will see a more favorable scenario in coming times. The rising circulation of credit cards will outpace the growth rate of debit cards in circulation during 2009-2012. The number of credit cards in circulation is anticipated to grow by around 11% as compared to just 4% in case of debit cards.
Like global trend, the debit and credit cards marked considerable annual increase in Turkey. The number of credit cards, which was 32.4 Million by the end of 2006, rose by 15.1% by the end of 2007 reaching 37.3 Million. The number of debit cards in the same period reached 55.5 Million with an increase of 3.7%. Due to the widespread use of debit and credit cards, the number of Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals and ATMs has been increasing continuously in recent years, says the report.
The analysis of the volume and value of debit card transactions shows a year-on-year increase in the use of debit cards. On the other hand, debit cards are mainly used for withdrawing cash rather than purchasing. Out of the 619.7 Million debit card transactions made in 2007, a huge 88.1% comprised cash withdrawal transactions.
âTurkey Banking Sector Forecast to 2012â is an extensive research that provides a detailed overview on the Turkish banking industry. This report underlines the factors responsible for the growth of the industry, market opportunities and challenges threatening the market growth.
This report provides segment-wise analysis, forecast, latest market trends, and future potential areas in the banking sector of Turkey. The extent of the information covered in the report will help the clients in understanding the market dynamics and position themselves accordingly in this highly lucrative sector.
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