Cash has historically been the dominant payment method in Kuwait, followed by cards.
Of the 5 million issued cards, 80% are debit and 20% are credit cards. All debit cards are branded with the local scheme KNET and can be used online and in-store.
Visa is one of world's largest global card networks
Mastercard is a market leading card scheme worldwide
PayPal is a major digital wallet, with over 300 million active consumers
Apple Pay is the digital wallet of choice for millions of iOS users
Google Pay™️ lets millions of people add payment cards to their Google Accounts
KNET is the dominant card-based payment method in Kuwait
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