Electronic transactions record broken right before Christmas
23 December is a record day with 11,8 million electronic transactions
Record peak per minute on Friday 24 December.
Brussels, 24 December 2021 – After the record number of electronic transactions registered on Saturday 18 December, Worldline - the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry - registered a new record of 11.8 million electronic transactions on Thursday 23 December in brick-and-mortar and online shops, as well as a record number of transactions per minute on Friday 24 December with a peak of 22,963 transactions at 11.30 am.
Record-breaking day for electronic payments in Belgium
On Thursday 23 December, Belgian consumers completed 11,840,179 million electronic payments in both bricks-and-mortar and online shops, thus becoming the number one day in the history of electronic payments in Belgium. The previous record had only just been broken last Saturday, the 18th of December, with 11,413,641 electronic transactions in one day.
Record peak per minute
The record number of transactions per minute, which had also been declared on Saturday 18 December (20,734 transactions at 11.42am), did not last long either. Friday 24 December, a new record was posted with 22,963 transactions at 11.30am.
Best Sunday ever
Sunday 19 December broke a record as well with 6,414,748 electronic transactions processed that day. Because of this, the last Sunday before Christmas turned out to be the best Sunday ever in terms of electronic payments.
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2020 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 4.8 billion euros. worldline.com
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