Russian banks in August issued a record number of credit cards

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in footballacademy Visa and Mastercard on the information poster. Archival photoRussian banks in August issued a record number of credit cards© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The Russians in August of this year received 1 million new credit cards, which is an absolute record for all history of observations, with the largest number of cards was issued in Moscow, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the National Bureau of credit histories.

«In August 2018, the number of new credit cards issued was one million units, an increase of 56.8% compared to the same period 2017 — 640 thousand units. It should be noted that the results of more than one million new credit cards in a month was recorded for the first time in the entire history of observations NBCH», — stated in the message.

The largest number of new credit cards in August was issued in Moscow — 62,2 thousand, in Moscow region — 47,7 thousand, Krasnodar region — 33,9 thousand, Sverdlovsk area — 33.8 thousand, St. Petersburg — 33,7 thousands and the Republic of Bashkortostan — 30,5 thousand.

In turn, the least number of credit cards issued in the Penza and Kirov (8 thousand), Yaroslavl (8.1 thousand) and Arkhangelsk (8.3 thousand) regions and in the Republic of Buryatia — 8.3 thousand.

The real growth dynamics of issuing new credit cards in August 2018, compared to the same period in 2017 were recorded in the Lipetsk and Belgorod regions. In the first case, the number of new credit cards grew by almost four times in the second — almost twice. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the issuance of new credit cards in August this year grew by 49% and 41.5%, respectively.

NBCH is the largest credit Bureau in the Russian Federation. Established in March 2005. As of August 1, 2018, nbki consolidates information on loans more than 89 million borrowers provided over 4,100 lenders.

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