Debit card EFT/POS volume picked-up in October at a per annum growth rate of 15%, compared to 10% in September. During October, Australian consumers used debit cards for a record A$9.0 billion in transactions. Over the past five years debit card volume has grown 53%. During October, Australians used debit cards for A$7.2 billion in purchases with 113.1 million transactions. Total EFT/POS transactions were 131.7 million for October according to the Reserve Bank of Australia. There were 27.4 million debit card accounts in the country at the end of October, compared to 26.2 million one-year ago.