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Statistics of Stored Value Facilities Schemes issued by SVF licensees
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published today (September 16) statistics on Stored Value Facilities (SVF) schemes issued by SVF licensees for the second quarter of 2022.
     The SVF scheme statistics (see Annex) include quarterly data on SVF schemes issued by the SVF licensees of the relevant periods. Starting from the statistics for Q1/2022, the HKMA began to publish "add value" transactions data to provide more information regarding SVF transactions (Note 1).
     According to the quarterly statistics, the total number of SVF accounts in use (Note 2) was 62.86 million by the end of Q2/2022, representing a 2.7 per cent decrease from the previous quarter. The total number of SVF transactions was around 1.8 billion for Q2/2022, or 31.3 per cent higher than the previous quarter. The total value of SVF transactions was HK$158.3 billion for Q2/2022, representing a 42.6 per cent increase from the previous quarter. Of the total transaction value, HK$50.9 billion was related to point-of-sale spending payment, HK$18.8 billion in online spending payment, HK$12.8 billion in P2P funds transfer and $75.8 billion in add value. The total float and SVF deposit (Note 3) was HK$15.9 billion for the end of Q2/2022, 7.7 per cent higher than the previous quarter.
     As compared with the end of Q2/2021, the total number of SVF accounts in use at the end of Q2/2022 was down by 2.3 per cent, and the total float and SVF deposit was up by 13.8 per cent. The total number and value of SVF transactions during Q2/2022 were up by 6.2 per cent and 50.9 per cent respectively year-on-year.

Note 1: Before Q1/2022, SVF transactions data comprise point-of-sale spending payment, online spending payment and P2P funds transfer. Following the publication of "add value" transactions, transactions relating to certain receipts of online spending payment and P2P funds transfer that were previously counted under "online spending payment" or "P2P funds transfer" are now counted under "add value" to reflect the relevant nature of such transactions. Figures for Q2/2021 have been adjusted accordingly from those released in September 2021 to facilitate cross-period comparison.

Note 2: "Total number of SVF accounts in use" refers to the total number of SVF accounts that can be used as at the end of the reporting period.

Note 3: The terms "float" and "SVF deposit" follow their definitions in the Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance.
Ends/Friday, September 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
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