Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

8.10.1 There were 1,912 financial services branches in 2019, 956 of which were post offices. There were 58 ATMs per 100,000 inhabitants in Ireland in 2019, down from 62 ATMs in 2018. However, the number of point-of-sale terminals increased from 4,739 per 100,000 inhabitants in Ireland in 2018, to 6,356 in 2019. This latter figure was approximately 86% higher than the Euro Area ratio and 94% higher than the EU ratio.

8.10.2 The number of debit cards in active use rose from 3.89 million to 4.67 million between 2015 and 2020, while the number per person aged 15 years and over increased from 1.1 to 1.2. 

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