Visa’s Croatian director Renata Vujasinović said the wish was to help small Croatian businesses in the recovery process. Digital Croatia, she added, is part of Visa’s efforts at European level for more than eight million SMEs.
In Croatia, Visa’s goal is to increase card payments by 25%, she said.
The main goal of Digital Croatia is to step up the development of a digital payment network, so for six months Visa will offer free POS terminals to Croatian SMEs and trade businesses which did not accept card payments until now, she added.
The project will be carried out over the next three years.
Robert Blažinović of the Economy Ministry said that during the COVID crisis Croatian businesses adopted new digital technologies and business models en masse, adding that Digital Croatia would help them switch to a more modern way of doing business.
He said the ministry would advertise a call at the end of June for HRK 206 million in grants for the digitalisation of Croatian businesses.