Due to the new corona measures, consumers are once again paying less with their debit card, ING says after an investigation. The total amount withdrawn last Monday was 7 percent lower than normal for the time of year. A week earlier that was 4 percent lower.
“The recently introduced corona measures have a clear effect on the pin turnover and the number of transactions,” concluded Marten van Garderen, consumer economist at ING. The bank analyzes the data of all payments with ING debit cards.
Catering turnover was good until mid-September
Cafés and restaurants in particular saw their pin turnover plummet since 20 September. On that day, the first regional measures were taken. In mid-September, pin turnover from catering establishments was higher than normal, partly due to the warm weather. However, the pin turnover is now 25 percent below the normal amount again.
Holiday parks, sports clubs and amusement parks also had a difficult time in recent weeks. The pin turnover there is now even 35 percent lower than normal. Clothing stores saw their turnover drop by a tenth.
There are also entrepreneurs who do not seem to be bothered by the new measures. Consumers are still paying more money in hardware stores and home improvement stores. The turnover of supermarkets has also remained stable.