- Slovakia: Merchant acquiring in Slovakia has traditionally been carried out by the leading issuing banks, but this is set to change with Global Payments entering the market through a joint venture.
- Lebanon: Existing prepaid cards linked to an account can be used until September 2016; however prepaid cards that are not linked to an account are prohibited from being reloaded.
- Hong Kong: The vast majority (99 percent) of Hong Kong residents aged 15 to 64 use Octopus for travel and small value purchases.
- Hungary: At 47 percent, credit cards have a strong rollover rate that would position them as an important means of interest income for banks if usage levels were increased.
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