43% of Egyptians hold ATM cards: Cabinet's IDSC

MENA , Ahram Online , Monday 19 Dec 2022

Forty-three percent of Egyptians own automated teller machine (ATM) cards, according to a survey conducted by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).

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The survey, conducted in early December to learn about the Egyptians' views on digital transformation, covered individuals aged 18 or older, the IDSC said in a statement on Monday.

The survey showed that those aged 50 and older represent the highest number of ATM cards holders across the country.

Digital banking is part of the country's digital transformation scheme, which aims to digitise all governmental procedures to save time and efforts and captilise on new technologies.

The country officially launched in July the Digital Egypt Platform, through which citizens can access electronic government services.

More than 130 government services are available on the platform, including food rations, vehicle inquiry, notary services and social insurance.

The number of Egyptians who are aware of the Digital Egypt platform rose from around 24 percent in November 2021 to around 30 percent now, according to the IDSC's survey.

Furthermore, approximately 71 percent of the surveyed group used at least one of the government online services while 29 percent never used the online service.

Egypt has so far invested $50 billion in digital transformation, according to a previous statement by Minister of​Telecommunications and Information Technology Amr Talaat.

Egypt's digital transformation plan also includes the automation of the litigation system in Egypt to accelerate the proceedings in a way that helps achieve prompt justice.

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