Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

visa mobile payments growth

Visa has been taking aim at Singapore for the creation of a cashless society, with surprising findings. Visa’s effort to turn Singapore into a cashless society has centered heavily around promoting mobile payments growth. The credit card giant recently released its Consumer Payment Attitudes Survey 2016, revealing some unexpected data. It came as little shock that Singaporeans are embracing mobile payment transactions for many purchases. Singapore mobile payments growth has been greatly driven by the willingness of the people to use their smartphones for on demand services as well as…

Read More

Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

mobile payments use

A new survey shows that there are some very specific reasons for which smartphone wallets are used. A new Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute under the Institute for Information Industry study provided insight on mobile payments use. It showed that consumers are using mobile wallets most frequently for paying for their meals at restaurants and for buying fare on transportation services. The mobile payments survey showed 76.4 percent of consumers who used the tech did so to pay at a restaurant. Another 33.2 percent of mobile payment use was for…

Read More

Mobile payments will be 3 times bigger next year

Women mobile payments texting trends

eMarketer has predicted that by the end of 2016, the usage in the United States market will have tripled. Among the most recent forecasts issued by eMarketer is one that has been of great interest to those in the mobile payments marketplace, as they have now said that the use of these transactions will continue to climb to the point that they will have tripled by the close of next year. This represents a significant growth of the use of smartphones at checkout counters and other points of sale. The…

Read More

Mainstream adoption is eluding mobile payments

mobile payments credit card

Mobile commerce continues to be on the cusp of going mainstream Mobile payments have been on the verge of becoming mainstream for years now. The idea is attractive to people that have become very reliant on smartphones and tablets, but it has yet to take hold with most people. The idea of shopping from a mobile device is very similar to the concept behind e-commerce. Shopping online is, perhaps, one of the most significant trends to emerge in the retail and business sectors in the past decade. In general, however,…

Read More

Mobile payments are used by over half of American smartphone owners

Mobile payments platform

The CUNA has now released its latest survey data which has found that these device users are purchasing in droves. According to the latest survey data that has been released by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), among American smartphone owners, more than half have used their device for mobile payments purposes, whether it be buying a digital product online or tapping it at a checkout counter – or pretty much anything in between. The survey also showed that security remains the uppermost concern of device users making purchases. Though…

Read More

Mobile payments will be everywhere next year, says Rogers

Rogers NFC technology mobile payments

By the end of 2014, the Canadian communications giant has announced that people will prefer to pay with smartphones. According to a statement that was released by Rogers Communications Inc. vice president of emerging technologies, David Robinson, by next year and beyond, mobile payments will become the preferred way for consumers to process their transactions. This announcement was made as Robinson spoke to developers at a conference about Android in Toronto. The hope from Rogers, which is already one of the major mobile payments players in the Canadian ecosystem, is…

Read More

Mobile payments struggle in U.S. but grow worldwide

Quick Tap NFC technology service mobile payments service

The forecasts for the use of these transactions in the United States have been dropping like a stone. Although the use of mobile payments on a global scale are taking off like a rocket, in the United States, predictions are continuously being corrected in order to reduce the size of the outlook within that marketplace. The uptake of these transactions has not been anywhere near the rate of most expectations. The most recent knock to the overblown predictions about the American mobile payments marketplace has come from eMarketer. In October…

Read More

Mobile payments to reach 52 million per month, Visa says

Visa Mobile Payments News

The prediction is that this monthly rate will have been achieved by the end of the year. The latest forecast from Visa has shown that it believes that its mobile payments will experience an uptake that will help to make a serious dent in the usage share, cutting into the use of physical cash. The credit card giant has predicted that there will be more than 50 million monthly contactless transactions in Europe. They feel that this number will have been achieved before the close of this year. The head…

Read More

Mobile payments in Uganda are boosting commerce

africa mobile technology

The number of people using their devices to transfer funds has experienced massive growth. According to the Bank of Uganda, the number of smartphone owners who are using the mobile payments and funds transfer system that it offers increased from 2.9 million people in 2011 to a whopping 8.9 million people last year. This has generated faster financial access than commercial banks in the country have achieve in a century. In fact, the number of people who used mobile payments last year is almost twice the number of people who…

Read More

Mobile payments from Square are headed into Japan

Square Inc. mobile payments nfc technology

This is the first time that the program has moved to a country outside of North America. Square, the mobile payments platform, has just announced that it has become publicly available to consumers in Japan, in a move that is taking the service outside North America for the first time. As the iPhone is a highly popular device among the Japanese, this makes it a potentially strong location for Square. Mobile payments from Square were first available to iPhone users, before it eventually expanded to be usable for Android based…

Read More

Mobile payments from MasterPass focuses on quick service restaurants

NFC Mobile Payments Mastercard QR Code PayPass MasterPass

MasterCard has added its smartphone friendly transactions to the Burger King delivery program. MasterCard has just announced that BK Delivers, the Burger King delivery program, is the latest to add its name to the businesses that are now accepting the MasterPass mobile payments program. This most recent addition came alongside U.S. LivingSocial also having joined to use the transactions. MasterPass is a mobile payments digital wallet that was initially introduced in February at a large technology event. It functions by keeping the payment and shipping information of a customer all…

Read More