“Money-free” tourism – ATM withdrawals fall by 14.4% and POS payments by 7.7% in July
Despite the fact that in the middle of the summer season, July registers a decrease, both of cash withdrawals through ATMs, as of payments through POS terminals, according to the latest data from the Bank of Albania. Thus, during July, there were 1,279,906 transactions in number through ATMs for cash withdrawals, from 1,464,217 that were in June of this year, thus decreasing by 14.4%. The decrease in value is also significant, from about ALL 18.8 billion in June, to only ALL 17.2 billion in July, ie a decrease of 9.3%.
Regarding payments through POS terminals, the data of the Bank of Albania for July show that 468 thousand transactions were performed in the amount of ALL 1.98 billion, from 504 thousand in the amount of ALL 2.13 billion in June. Even in this case, the decline is significant, at 7.7% in number of transactions, and at 7.9% in value.
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