After only two years in the business, the dominant electronic banking network in Puerto Rico is experiencing the kind of debit point of sale usage for which networks on the mainland yearn.

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, the $11 billion-asset bank that owns and operates the ATH network, said consumers use debit cards for nearly 10% of the purchases they make at island stores that accept cards. Just over 2% of purchases at these store are made with credit cards.

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