More than 1 million payments through e-wallets in August

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AMMAN— The number of e-wallets in Jordan increased by the end of August, to 1.87 million, compared to 1.82 million wallets in July, with an increase of 2.7 percent, according to the report of the Jordan Payment and Clearing Systems Company (JOPAC), Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان


The company added in its monthly report for August that 1.04 million transactions were executed through the mobile payment system last month, compared to 890,000 movements in July, an increase of 16.7 percent.


It also pointed out that the transactions’ value  of the payment system through the e-wallets amounted to JD141 million last month, compared to JD112.3 million in July, an increase of 25.9 percent, according to the report, which shows that 83.7 percent of these funds were through money transfers.

The report showed that 64.8 percent of e-wallets clients are male, and 35.2 percent are female clients.

 Users’ statistics were distributed by 5,000 for the under-18 age group, 670,000 for the age group 1-30, and 486,000 for ages 31 to 40, and 359,000 for ages 41 to 50.


Meanwhile, 217,000 customers were distributed between the ages of 51 to 60 years, 70,000 for the ages from 61 to 70 years, 30,000 for the ages from 71 to 80 years, 9,000 for the ages from 81 to 90 years, and 11,000 customers over the age of 90.


On January 16, 2017, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and 25 banks operating in Jordan agreed to establish the “Jordanian Company for Payment and Clearing Systems,” a private shareholding company, whose headquarter is in Amman, , with a capital of JD12 million.

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