NBU office in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan (NBU) emitted 180,000 plastic cards in 2008. Overall, the bank issued 1.319 million plastic cards so far.
Total transaction volume doubled in 2008 compared to previous year and reached 210 billion soums. Turnover of trade-service enterprises with use of plastic cards made up 150 billion soums in 2008, which also doubled compared to 2007.
NBU emitted 381,600 plastic cards on so-called salary projects. About 227.4 billion soums were transferred to the special plastic cards in 2008 or 1.6 times up year-on-year.
The bank also issues overdraft credit cards on salary projects. The bank issues over 3,000 overdraft cards in 2008 and issued credits for 6.2 billion soums (twice up year-on-year).