Paying on credit and debit cards has carried on to rise in August and it is today above the day average during August of 12 months which is previous, new figures from the Central Bank show.

However, ATM withdrawals stay significantly down on last year.

It has dragged down the overall day card devote, which in turn includes ATM withdrawals, to three % below what it was in August 2019.

But compared to the great point of its in mid-April, flash memory card paying is up 63 %.

The Central Bank has today published statistics that detail flash memory card payment information for July and some first figures for this month – up to August 24.

The Central Bank said that debit as well as bank card spending has remained’ relatively stable’ in August with the day invest up 9 % on the same month previous 12 months.

Nevertheless, ATM withdrawals are down 31 % compared to last year so the overall spend is still lower than August 2019.

The 3rd cycle of the lifting of constraints in July was certainly noticeable in very last month’s card payments.

Retail spending remained fairly static in comparison to the preceding month with clothing set up 9 % but groceries done 3 %.

Nonetheless, the invest on groceries is still thirty six % increased an annual basis.

Spending on electric products as well as hardware even declined somewhat in July by 2 % but the two sectors remained over thirty % higher than in July previous year.

There was, however, a jump of 160 % in paying on accommodation and a 24 % boost on transport.

But paying in both sectors is always way below what it was in July previous 12 months, with accommodation down 51 % as well as travel slumping 66 % an annual basis.

Paying of places was up 56 % in July but is still 20 % below last 12 months.

The switch to shelling out on services by customers could possibly have contributed to the spend on ecommerce remaining pretty fixed very last month during €2.2 billion, that is actually up one % on June.

But e commerce is still up sixteen % when compared to last year and these days accounts for forty one % of complete flash card spending, the Central Bank said.