Advice for Merchants

EAST estimates that, as at 31 December 2020, there were 15,578,048 POS Terminals deployed in Europe, a 4% increase from the 2019 total. In 2018 EAST began collecting data for POS Terminal numbers in Europe for the first time. POS (point of sale) terminals are the most widely deployed terminal type.  The European breakdown by country is below.


EAST is also looking at getting data for the number of UPTs (unattended payment terminals) in Europe, but this is proving to be a challenge and no data is yet available.

EAST has been publishing data on ATM numbers in Europe since 2004.