BLIK consistently strengthens its position in the payments market – the evidence comes from its results in Q1 2023. From January to March this year, the users of BLIK made 374m payments of the total value of PLN 50.1bn. This means that the number of transactions made since the system started has already exceeded 3bn. At the end of Q1 2023, BLIK was actively used by more than 13.5m people. In the analysed period, there was a dynamic increase in the number of payments at POS terminals and BLIK phone transfers: the growth was 94% and 88%, respectively, year-on-year.
After obtaining the approval from the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), Polski Standard Płatności, the operator of the mobile payment system BLIK, acquired control of the Slovak company VIAMO, a.s. (VIAMO), which specializes in P2P and e-commerce payments.
Settling accounts with friends or organising collections for a gift will be even easier thanks to Bank Millennium. The Bank has made it possible for customers to use the BLIK Transfer Request service.
Bucharest, 8th March 2023 - BLIK company, leader on the payment systems market in Poland, is launching in Romania, the second largest market in Central and Eastern Europe. The newly established company, BLIK Romania, will develop a unique and innovative digital payment system in RON that will bring a number of major advantages, including high security and simplifying payments by generating and using an individual six-digit code for each transaction. In the first phase, the system operator will focus on implementing the solution in e-commerce.
BLIK turns eight years old. It is one of the most popular payment methods in Poland. During this time, its users have carried out almost 2.8 bn transactions totalling PLN 371.4 bn. In 2022, more than 1.2 bn operations worth PLN 163.9 bn were carried out. BLIK is most eagerly used in e-commerce: as many as 714,200,00 payments were made through BLIK last year. Over the past 12 months, the number of BLIK phone transfers and POS payments has grown very dynamically: in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 110% and 162% was recorded in these channels, respectively. At the end of December 2022, the number of registered mobile apps with access to BLIK was 25.9 million, while the number of active users was almost 13 million.
Over the 4 days covering the two marketing events - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - users made nearly 15 million transactions worth over PLN 2 billion with BLIK. The most significant part was online shopping - 11 million transactions, worth PLN 1.6 billion. Most transactions were made on Black Friday, 25 November 2022.