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EMV cards in circulation exceed 1.5 billion

Thursday 17 May 2012

 

The data from EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, represents the latest statistics from their respective member financial institutions worldwide as reported in Q4/2011. The figures demonstrate that EMV technology continues to gain momentum with in excess of 1.5 billion EMV payment cards in circulation and 21.9 million EMV terminals active worldwide.