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    Packaging Digest gets NFC cover

    October 12th, 2015

    Readers of Packaging Digest magazine’s current print issue have the chance to win prizes by tapping their phone against an NFC-enabled cover produced by Cellotape Smart Products, Smartrac and Thinaire. “The NFC Challenge will continue to poll and survey readers and curious onlookers through the end of October and offers prizes as an incentive to participate,” Cellotape says.

    Small US businesses have no POS upgrade plans

    November 5th, 2014

    Just 4% of independent business owners in the US are aware they have a contactless POS terminal and 14% are not sure, Newtek Business Services’ latest SBA Market Sentiment Survey has revealed — and only 7% say they plan to upgrade so they can make contactless NFC payments like Apple Pay available to their customers, while 93% say they have no plans to do so.

    One in three in the UK now aware of NFC

    December 9th, 2013

    Just over a third of British adults (35%) are aware of NFC-enabled mobile devices, with 9% saying they know that their personal device is NFC-enabled and 22% of those having used NFC to make a… More

    One in ten consumers say they have an NFC phone

    November 25th, 2013

    The number of consumers with an NFC phone has doubled since 2012 according to Deloitte‘s third annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey, with 10% of 37,600 consumers surveyed in 20 countries saying they know that they… More

    Consumer awareness of NFC remains low across Europe

    April 10th, 2013

    Only 8% of European consumers are aware of NFC technology, up just 2% from a year ago, a survey of 9,000 people in six European countries has found. QR Codes, meanwhile, recorded a 14% rise… More

    Dutch prefer app payments

    November 27th, 2012

    55% of Dutch consumers would prefer to make mobile payments through an app rather than NFC, according to a poll of 15-65 year olds conducted by Telecompaper. Respondents said convenience and trust are paramount when choosing who handles their payments. Most prefer payments to be handled by their bank, with phone manufacturers and mobile networks trailing far behind. Only 1% would opt for a system where they would pay via different apps in different stores.

    Rogers and CIBC switch on NFC payments in Canada

    November 4th, 2012

    Canadian athlete Simon Whitfield has completed Canada’s first NFC transaction, at a Tim Hortons coffee shop, and customers of the bank and mobile network operator can now order an NFC-enabled Rogers SIM ahead of the full commercial launch of the new mobile payments service on 16 November. More

    Harris: 24% ready for m-payments

    March 13th, 2012

    Harris Interactive survey of 2,056 US consumers has found that 24% are comfortable with the idea of using a mobile app that would store credit card information and allow them to make purchases at a retailer or company as they would with a credit card. 63% of respondents are not comfortable with the idea, which includes 45% who are “not at all comfortable”.

    NFC is still two to five years away, say MWC visitors

    March 13th, 2012

    A survey of mobile industry executives conducted for Sybase 365 during the Mobile World Congress has found that 81% of respondents believe that NFC will not become a driver of widespread adoption of mobile payments… More

    Assurant: Consumers need guarantees for mobile payments

    March 13th, 2012

    A study by risk management specialist and insurer Assurant Solutions, based on consumer surveys conducted in Argentina, China, the United States, Germany and Spain, has found that willingness to conduct mobile transactions of all types increases… More

    Savvy consumers wary of wallets

    March 13th, 2012

    A US consumer survey conducted by Radius Global Market Research has found that consumers under 35 and those identifying as digitally savvy are the most likely to be concerned with mobile payment security and fraud issues. 54% of consumers under the age of 35 are concerned with fraud and the figure rises to 62% among digitally savvy consumers.

    Alix: US consumers want banks to provide digital wallets

    March 13th, 2012

    74% of US consumers interested in having a digital wallet would choose their primary bank as their preferred provider, an AlixPartners survey has found, compared with 23% who say they would pick PayPal and 15% who… More

    Marketing to fix security worries

    January 10th, 2012

    A survey conducted by the GSM Association’s Mobile Money Live website has found that spending money on marketing is seen by most readers as the way to address user fears about NFC security. 35% of readers thought “a massive marketing campaign to address anxieties” was the best way to solve the problem while only 29% suggested that introducing extra security would be the best way ahead.

    MasterCard surveys European attitudes to payment technologies

    November 22nd, 2011

    The ‘Tech Nation’ poll of consumers in eight European nations found that both mobile and contactless payments are used most widely in Russia and Turkey while only 5% of British consumers say they have made a contactless card payment. More

    17% of Brits ready for NFC

    October 14th, 2011

    New UK consumer research from Intersperience has found that 17% want to use a mobile wallet in the future but 44% are worried about a lack of security software on mobile phones. 24% of people said using a mobile for payment “feels less secure but I don’t know why” and a further 24% are concerned their mobile is more likely to be stolen than their wallet.

    Canadians cool on Google Wallet

    October 11th, 2011

    In a poll on consumer attitudes to Google Wallet, 31% of Canadians said they would “never use it” and 33% said  “I may or may not use it.” One in ten surveyed by Delvinia’s AskingCanadians… More

    Card schemes should lead NFC terminal drive

    September 19th, 2011

    An online straw poll conducted by mobile industry association the GSMA has found that card schemes should lead the investment on merchant NFC terminals. One half of the respondents to a GSMA Mobile Money Live… More