Consumers are increasingly aware of mobile payments, but aren’t using them

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A new study from Accenture has shown that awareness isn’t necessarily the main barrier to adoption. Until now, the primary barrier to adoption of mobile payments has been considered to be a lack of awareness among the majority of the population, but according to the results of a recent study, people are starting to learn about this technology – they’re just choosing not to use it. In North America, awareness of smartphone payments has reached the majority of people. A report on the study by Accenture has shown that over…

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The battlefield for mobile commerce is set

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Mobile commerce is becoming a matter of large versus small businesses Mobile payments are becoming more popular around the world and this popularity is growing at an alarming rate. Smartphones and tablets are becoming less expensive, but more technologically advanced, and more people are beginning to rely on these devices in their daily lives. Commerce is becoming more digital by the day and businesses that do not have some type of presence on the Internet are becoming more and more likely of being confronted by failure. As this trend continues…

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Mobile payments grow 707 percent in China

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Spending reached $200 billion while this growth occurred throughout 2013. According to recent data released by iResearch, a data analysis and online tracking service, the total independent mobile payments transaction volume in China reached approximately $200 billion, last year (1219.74 billion yuan). This represents an increase of 707 percent over the figures that were seen in 2012. The services that were included in the analysis by iResearch included various forms of mobile payments not including the large established banks and massive conventional services such as China UnionPay and the bank…

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Canadian mobile payments could form a cashless society

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This prediction about the country’s transaction systems has been made by MasterCard. When it comes to cash, it is becoming increasingly rare to see in the average wallet in Canada, not because consumers don’t have any money, but because these consumers are relying more heavily on cashless transactions, such as debit and credit cards, as well as Canadian mobile payments. Residents of the country have been adopting transactions with their smartphones quite rapidly. When compared to their counterparts in similar economies, Canadian mobile payments have been taking off quite quickly…

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U.K. Mobile Payments to reach 20 million users by 2020

U.K. Mobile Payments

The Centre for Economic and Business Research also sees large increases in purchasing over smaller screens. According to a recent report providing information on a study conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), the use of U.K. mobile payments is going to explode over the next seven years, while at the same time, people in the country will be using their smartphones and tablets to buy a growing number of products and services. The prediction is that this year’s $7.85 billion in purchases will have risen to…

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