BLIK starts the year on a high: nearly a quarter of a billion transactions and 10.5 million active users in Q1 2022

From January to March 2022, BLIK users made nearly 250 million transactions totalling PLN 32.6 billion. At the end of Q1, BLIK was actively used by as many as 10.5m people. In the analysed period, there was a strong year-on-year increase in the number of BLIK phone transfers and POS terminal payments – by 136% and 172%, respectively. BLIK contactless payments also gained momentum at the beginning of the year. Since the service became available, it has been activated by over 800,000 users. In Q1 2022 alone, as many as 8.6 million payments were made this way.

BLIK cheques: innovative way to support Ukrainian citizens – quick and safe withdrawal of money provided by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Ukrainian citizens who have crossed the Polish border on or after 24 February 2022 can apply for financial support from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In Poland, they will receive the money quickly and safely using BLIK cheques.

BLIK dominates in mobile payments: 763 million transactions, and over 10 million active users in 2021

In the last quarter of 2021, BLIK users completed 240 million transactions, and over 763 million throughout the year. At the end of the year, 10 million people were actively using the mobile payment system. The total value of transactions in the fourth quarter was PLN 32.6 billion, while the year closed with PLN 103.3 billion. BLIK is available to all mobile banking customers with 21.6 million active applications. The first 6 banks offered their clients BLIK contactless payments, and nearly 430,000 people activated this function and completed 2.8 million transactions by the end of the year.

BLIK in Q3 2021: almost 200 million transactions and 8.6 million active users

Between July and August 2021 (mainly during holidays) account-based mobile payment system BLIK users completed nearly 200 million transactions that were almost PLN 27 billion worth. At the end of Q3 2021, BLIK was actively used by 8.6 million individuals. The most dynamic growth was observed in the volume of BLIK smartphone transfers as well as transactions at payment terminals.

BLIK with record high brand strength score in mobile payments

According to the KANTAR survey in the third quarter of this year, account based mobile payments system BLIK recorded the highest brand strength index – Brand Power – in the payments category, at a level of 44 points. This is a record high result of this index so far in the brand’s history. Almost two-thirds of BLIK users would recommend it to their friends; this index is even higher among young people, reaching three-quarters.

BLIK in Q2 2021: huge increase in the popularity of P2P instant payments

From April to June 2021, BLIK users completed nearly 176 million transactions worth PLN 24 billion. At that time, the number of BLIK’s P2P instant payments was growing the fastest - as many as 25.5 million - an increase of 187% year-on-year. At the end of the second quarter, BLIK was being actively used by nearly 8 million users, which is almost 50 percent more than a year earlier.