04.06.2020
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

The emergency situation left clear traces in how residents of Estonia behave when making purchases and handling cash. As the emergency measures eased, normal life started to return a little in May, though the... more

30.04.2020
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department
  • Transaction numbers: 37% fewer card payments were made than a year ago, while the number of transactions in cash is down in total by 42%
  • Transaction turnover: the turnover of card payments is 20... more
25.03.2020
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

Payment services and card payments are vital services. Banks must keep vital services operating even if people are not able to live their normal lives. So far they have functioned without incident.

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24.10.2019
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

Estonian companies and residents made an average of 482,000 payments a day in the third quarter, and 87% of them were instant payments. The share of payments made in real time will increase further in the near... more

27.08.2019
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

An average of 994,000 card payments were made with bank cards issued in Estonia in the second quarter, one quarter of them contactless payments. The spread of contactless payments has not led to any increase... more

25.04.2019
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

The volume of online shopping that Estonian residents did in the first quarter of 2019 was up one fifth on the first three months of the previous year. Considering the experiences of other European countries... more

25.01.2019
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Pank Payment and Settlement Systems Department

There were 751 ATMs in Estonia at the end of 2018, which is some 200 fewer than a decade earlier. Residents of Estonia were also able to withdraw cash from 350 Coop shops and 82 Olerex service stations, and... more

24.10.2018
Tiina Soosalu Eesti Panga makse- ja arveldussüsteemide osakond

An average of 917,000 card payments a day were made in the third quarter with bank cards issued in Estonia, and at least one payment in ten was contactless. An average of 108,000 contactless payments a day were... more

25.07.2018
Tiina Soosalu Payment and Settlement Systems

In the second quarter of 2018, an average Estonian aged 15 or over made 24 card payments a month, 22 of which were made in Estonia and two abroad. Finland accounted for a quarter of all card payments made abroad with Latvia coming... more

25.04.2018
Tiina Soosalu Payment and Settlement Systems Department

In the first quarter of 2018 private individuals withdrew an average of 7.7 million euros a day from ATMs in Estonia and made an average of 11.3 million euros of card payments each day. Estonia stands out within Europe... more

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