Debits and credits

Card payments leap higher in third quarter

Credit and debit card transaction turnover grew almost 15 percent over the third quarter of the year on an annual basis, banishing fears that the growth rate of online transactions might slow to below 10 percent in 2019.

Card transactions added up to 11.4 billion euros in July-September, up 14.6 percent or 1.4 billion euros from the third quarter of 2018.

Lamda close to securing major line of credit

Lamda Development is close to sealing an agreement to open a major line of credit from foreign and domestic banks that will be used to finance the first phase of the Elliniko plot's development, Kathimerini understands. A share capital increase is also under consideration, without its timing, coverage or amount having been determined yet.

Terminals for E-vignettes in Bulgaria will Operate with Debit and Credit Cards

Sofia. The terminals for the purchase of e-vignettes will operate with debit and credit cards, no cash payments. This is what Road Infrastructure Agency Chair Svetoslav Glosov said during a presentation on e-vignette purchase for cars and vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes at self-service terminals, Focus News Agency reports.

Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card

Tourists are being encouraged to pay with plastic during their holidays in Greece - and to always ask for a receipt - by a new campaign from the country's tax authority.

The "Apodixi_Please" (Receipt, Please) campaign of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) is being promoted on posters and online (

New receipt lottery next Tuesday

The Finance Ministry has scheduled its next receipt lottery for January 30.

The ministry's Independent Authority for Public Revenue announced the draw on Tuesday will concern the online transactions that took place in December 2017. This concerns payments via credit and debit cards and all forms of electronic payments.