The PYMNTS.com Global Cash Index™
A Cardtronics Collaboration
The PYMNTS.com Global Cash Index™, a Cardtronics collaboration, focuses on the use of cash for making payments and as a payment method that equally plays a role with cards, checks, direct debit, and other methods of settling up between consumers and businesses. Unlike most reported estimates of cash, our proprietary data analysis focuses on the use of cash for making payments rather than hoarding.
Key findings include:
Greeks spent a total of €99 billion in cash, compared to €60.96 billion spent through cards, in 2015
Greece ranks third among the 14 Eastern European countries analyzed when it comes to cash usage
Between 2000 and 2014, the number of ATMs in Greece grew by 101 percent