Visa U.S.A. reported that the dollar volume charged by holders of its Visa check card rose by more than 60% last year, to a total of $31.8 billion.

Visa said that 600 financial institutions had joined the program, issuing 11.1 million new cards. Visa now has 31.8 million check cards in circulation, from more than 2,000 financial institution issuers.

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