Millennials love their mobile wallets while Boomers hesitate

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The use of digital transactions continues to rise, but user trends differ by generation. Consumers across all age groups are adopting the use of mobile wallets on an increasing basis, but some generations are following this trend much more enthusiastically than others. While some are using this technology quite readily, others are more hesitant to use regularly or at all. PYMNTS has release the results of their “The Mobile Wallet Challenge: Replacing Physical with Digital” study. The research was conducted in collaboration with ACI Worldwide. It involved surveying more than…

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Almost half of consumers don’t like using restaurant QR codes

QR Codes in restaurants

A recent study showed 47 percent of restaurant patrons aren’t comfortable scanning the barcodes. Even as restaurants continue to use QR codes more regularly to help take pressure off front-of-house staff, the results of recent studies are indicating that many patrons still haven’t reached the point that they’re entirely comfortable scanning with their smartphones. The quick response barcodes are used for everything from displaying menus to ordering and paying. QR codes are affordable and easy to use, making them highly appealing for restaurants to use as tools for improved front-of-house…

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Vipps mobile payment app takes on Apple in Norway

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The application is calling for the European Union’s (EU) antitrust regulators to take action. Norwegian mobile payment app company Vipps has called for European Union (EU) antitrust regulators to require Apple to permit access to its tap-and-go functionality without any restrictions, said Rune Gaborg, the company’s CEO. The goal is to make it possible for other companies to be more competitive in the digital transaction space. Gaborg made his comments seeking action from the EU’s antitrust regulators against the iPhone maker the day after Apple made its latest effort to…

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Mobile wallet use in Italy is growing even as its government faces cash mess

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Italian consumers are increasingly turning to their smartphones to pay for products and services. According to the results of the PYMNTS Q3 2022 ConnectedEconomy Index “How the World Does Digital” study, mobile wallet use is on the rise in Italy even as that country’s government struggles with cash chaos. The research tracked digital engagement across 11 different countries, including payments via smartphone. What the mobile wallet study found was that there was a rise in usage during routine activities. This suggests that the growth isn’t just based on specific circumstances…

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Mobile wallet use now higher in the Netherlands than Spain

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Though Spain had been holding the lead spot in Europe, 2022’s third quarter lost its crown. New data released by PYMNTS has revealed that mobile wallet use in Spain has now fallen behind the Netherlands. A collaboration between PYMNTS and Stripe showed that the Netherlands saw notable growth. A report by Connected Economy called “how the World Does Digital: Different Paths to Digital Transformation”, a collaboration between PYMNTS and Stripe showed that 13.6 percent of consumers in the Netherlands completed their in-store purchases using a mobile wallet in the third…

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