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Credit cards around the world

Use this map to see how different nations use credit

By staff

Our Credit Cards Around The World series examines how people use credit cards and debit cards throughout the many nations of the world. We look at everything from credit card circulation, debt, identity theft and cybercrime to some of the quirky issues and practices that make a country unique.

Click on any of the dots on the map to begin your journey.




Updated: July 13, 2012

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Updated: 07-23-2014

National Average 15.03%
Low Interest 10.37%
Balance Transfer 12.64%
Business 12.80%
Student 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91%
Reward 15.00%
Airline 15.46%
Bad Credit 22.73%
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