Tag archive: contactless

‘Contactless’ is stuck in elderly land

We can buy our groceries, movie tickets and a cup of coffee with just a simple slide of our bank card or a single touch on our smartphone. But even though this ‘new’ payment systems were introduced years ago, a recent survey of Future Thinking shows a lack of trust. If ‘contactless’ wants to grow, […]

Consumers in the UK embrace new payment methods

With new payment methods, more contactless payments, and the rise of smartphone payments, it is clear the UK is embracing the paperless payment era. The only hurdle left to take is the security issue. Spending on contactless cards more than trebled over the last year to reach a record £2.32 billion in 2014, according to data published by […]

Cash and debit cards continue to beat out new payment methods across Europe

A recent report published by research company Harris Interactive reveals that cash payments remain as popular as ever in France, Germany, Italy and Poland, with new payment methods being slow to catch on. French consumers on the whole, however, favour debit cards and credit cards over cash to pay for purchases. How do these preferences […]