Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

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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…

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Starbucks mobile payments make up 1 in 4 transactions

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One quarter of all purchases made at the coffee chain are completed through the use of smartphones. Starbucks mobile payments currently compose 25 percent of transactions made with the café giant. This figure takes into account the purchases made across the United States. It does not represent the statistics from other Starbucks locations around the globe. The Mobile Order and Pay transactions had made up a considerable 6 percent of the total. In September, that figure for Mobile Order and Pay transactions rose to 7 percent. This helps to further…

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Mobile payments awareness is rising in North America despite low adoption

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Consumers here still feel most transactions will be based on cash at least until 2020. An Accenture study showed mobile payments awareness has reached 56 percent of consumers in North America. This represents a 4 percent increase over the figures recorded a year ago. That said, those same consumers don’t appear to be adopting mobile wallets. Regular mobile payments usage has stayed at 19 percent among North American consumers. This, despite the fact that a much higher number actually know the transaction method exists. Among the respondents in the mobile…

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Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

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In China, this generation is leading the way in the use of smartphones as credit and debit cards. A recent study has revealed that mobile payments app use is greatly driven by Millennials. The research indicated that Chinese device users between the ages of 21 and 39 are top users of these applications. Mobile wallets are seeing the highest use by device owners from 21 to 29 and 30 to 39 years old. eMarketer conducted this research and found that mobile payments app use is high in China. That said…

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Mobile payments trends are seeing growth held back by biometrics

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The technology to scan various body parts such as eyes and fingerprints may be too challenging to keep up. While it had looked as though mobile payments trends might have the potential to take off with rapid growth as more consumers look to their smartphones to replace their use of credit and debit cards, adoption has essentially flat-lined. This, despite the fact that industry giants such as Samsung and Apple have leapt into the market. Even with the best efforts of some of the largest tech giants in the world,…

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