Poles had 44.1 million payment cards at the end of Q1 2021, up by 441,000 from Q4 2020, the National Bank of Poland reported on Monday.
Using bio-polymers and the same short-range NFC (near-field communication) technology as contactless payment cards, the implant from Polish-British startup Walletmor can be sewn into the hand and used to make payments at all contactless terminals around the world that accept payments with standard cards from organizations such as Mastercard or Visa.
The percentage of Poles who know how to use their phones to pay for something is above the global average, a recent report by Mastercard has shown.
Around 45 percent of Polish employees asked for a pay raise last year, one in three had never done so before, according to a survey published on Friday.
The coronavirus could speed up the use of cashless payments in Poland as more and more people pay by plastic or apps, a survey has found.
Medical personnel in Poland engaged in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic will receive a 100-percent pay bonus, the health ministry announced on Monday.
Poland and Hungary are against tying payments from the EU budget to the rule of law issue, Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Wednesday after a meeting with the speaker of Hungary's parliament, Laszlo Kover.
In the second quarter of 2020, Poles used non-cash payments more frequently than cash for the first time in the history of collecting data on Poles' payments, the Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Thursday.
In August this year, average weekly restaurant spending was more than 43 percent higher than a year ago, wrote Santander Bank Polska economists on Monday, after an analysis of transactions made with the payment cards of its customers.
Poland sees no ground for currently proposed conditions of payments from the EU's energy transformation fund, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Brussels on Friday before the start of an EU summit.