Payment intermediation

14. July

June 2021

021, an increase of 3,5% from the month before. Total turnover of debit cards was 47.2 b.kr and of credit cards was 50.4 b.kr. Average turnover per day was 3.25 b.kr., an increase of 8,1% between months.

Domestic turnover of payment cards in Icelandic retail outlets in June 2021 amounted to 84.0 b.kr., a 5.4 b.kr. increase from the year before. The turnover comprised of a 42.2 b.kr. debit card turnover and a 41.9 b.kr. turnover of credit cards. Turnover of payment cards in retail outlets abroad amounted to 11.6b.kr., an increase of 1.2 b.kr. from the previous month and a 4.3 b.kr. increase between years.

Total turnover of foreign payment cards in Iceland in May 2021 amounted to 12.6 b.kr., an increase of 7 b.kr. from the month before and an increase of 10.2 b.kr. compared to the same month the year before.


Payment intermediation data is based on information from Icelandic credit card companies. Please note that turnover of domestic debit cards in banks and ATMs and turnover of credit cards per. billing period is excluded from Sept. 2020 onwards.

Supervisor: IT & Statistics | fjarmalamarkadir@sedlabanki.is