Belgian consumers set record for daily electronic transactions
Saturday 23 December, Belgian consumers set a new record for daily electronic transactions. Both the record for transactions per day and the record for transactions per minute were broken, reports Worldline, the company that processes the majority of electronic payments in Belgium.
Belgian consumers made a record 14 million electronic payments in physical and online shops on Saturday. The previous record was 13.8 million electronic payments, set a few weeks earlier on 1 December.
The record for transactions per minute was also broken on Saturday. At 11.48am, Worldline's data centres processed a peak of 26,003 transactions.
The records are in line with figures for the whole of 2023. 3.7 billion electronic payments have been made this year, already surpassing the total of 3.4 billion electronic transactions for the whole of 2022.
The top five days with the highest number of daily electronic transactions in Belgium all happened this year, with yesterday, 23 December, being the absolute record day.
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