Principal Participating Organizations

Cartes Bancaires

Created in 1984 to implement a universal and interoperable card and mobile payment system as well as a cash withdrawal system at ATMs in France, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB is the governing body of the CB card and mobile payment system. CB is the leading payment brand in France with over 65% of household consumption paid for with a CB card.

The following figures refer to France in 2022:

76 million cards in circulation
50,000 Automated Teller Machines
2 million CB merchant contracts
15 billion transactions (including 7 billion in contactless mode), i.e. a volume of 685 billion euros
2 billion in e-commerce transactions

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