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Bahrain Issuers tend to adopt conservative credit policies, concentrating their efforts on targeting affluent customers. Islamic payment cards account for up to 15 percent of all payment cards in Bahrain.
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Ireland There has been a clear shift away from cash to debit cards in Ireland. Debit card purchase volume doubled between 2014 and 2018. Over a third of spend on Irish cards takes place online.
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Malaysia has one of the world's highest cards penetration rates, predominantly because over half are e-money cards.
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The United Arab Emirates is one of the most (if not the most) profitable markets in the world when it comes to average profitability per card.
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India The country's massive population, coupled with a determination from authorities to reduce cash use, has created a fascinating arms race between banks, networks, technology companies and others and attracts investment from many of the world's most recognised brands.
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Finland Operating cost to revenue has continually increased since 2012, illustrating greater competition among issuers on rewards and maintaining market share.
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