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226bn transactions to be secured with biometrics by 2020

October 5th, 2015

Some 226bn transactions worth a total of more than US$5.6trillion will be secured using biometric technology by 2020, research from Goode Intelligence predicts. “Payments are the main driving force for the wide-scale adoption of biometrics in the consumer market,” the company says. “Mobile payments are a major driver with the need for authentication speed creating demand for a frictionless user experience that biometrics can meet.”

Fingerprint sensor shipments to reach 1bn units by 2020

October 5th, 2015

Shipments of fingerprint sensors for smartphones are expected to reach 1bn units by 2020, representing a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to ABI Research. “Other biometric modalities like face, voice and eye-based recognition are currently moving out of the fledgling phase and are to be integrated as highly-secure — albeit more expensive — biometric capabilities in smartphone devices with a five-year CAGR revenue growth of 144%,” the company says.

Under half of US small businesses aware of EMV

October 5th, 2015

Some 43% of small business owners in the US are familiar with EMV cards, Capital One’s Spark Business Barometer has found, but just a third (34%) of those were accepting EMV cards as of August 2015. 54% of those familiar with EMV are “unaware” that businesses will be liable for fraudulent charges incurred on other payment systems and 6% will increase investment in digital payment solutions such as Apple Pay.

Three in four Poles aware of NFC mobile payments

September 30th, 2015

Nearly three quarters of Polish consumers (74%) are aware of NFC mobile payments and 4% are using them, research conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia for SIA reveals. 96% have heard of contactless payments and credit cards and 41% perceive them to be the most “modern”, followed by mobile payments (36%), payment cards or online bank transfers (35%).

Cyber experts unsure of mobile payment security

September 28th, 2015

Just one in four cybersecurity experts (23%) believe that mobile payments are secure and can keep personal information safe, the 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from IT professional association ISACA has found. 47% say mobile payments are not secure and 30% are unsure. “87% expect to see an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% of respondents have used this payment method in 2015,” the association says.

Three in four Android users would use an NFC payments service

September 25th, 2015

More than three quarters of Android users (78%) would use a service similar to Apple Pay if it became available to them, a survey conducted by Helixion has found. Overall, half of the 450 respondents… More

Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

September 24th, 2015

More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile payment service’s launch in Korea one month ago, Samsung has revealed. In total, more than 1.5m transactions were conducted, of which 60% took… More

40% of UK Apple device owners have used Apple Pay

September 23rd, 2015

Four in ten UK consumers with an Apple Pay compatible device (40%) have used the mobile payment service to pay for goods or services since its launch in July 2015 and 15% feel that the… More

Indian mobile wallet market to reach US$6.6bn by 2020

September 23rd, 2015

India’s mobile wallet market will be worth US$6.6bn by 2020, research from TechSci Research reveals. “The mobile wallet market in India is projected to exhibit exponential growth during the forecast period on account of rising smartphone penetration rate, growing mobile internet user base and increasing government support,” the company says. “Mobile wallet companies operating in India are also offering attractive deals and incentives to attract new users.”

Six in ten US consumers yet to receive an EMV card

September 22nd, 2015

Close to six in ten US consumers (59%) have not yet got an EMV card and only 32% of those who have are aware that the US is moving to EMV payments, ABI Research has found. “67% indicated they have not received information from their credit card issuer or bank explaining what EMV means and how it will impact them,” the company adds.

One in four US merchants will be EMV-ready by October deadline

September 21st, 2015

Only 27% of US merchants will be EMV-ready by the October liability shift, representing a seven percentage point decline from a 34% estimation in March, research from The Strawhecker Group (TSG) reveals. “By December 2015, 44% of US merchants are expected to adopt EMV, however, EMV-readiness will not reach a threshold of at least 90% until 2017 — more than 15 months after the shift,” the company says.

80% of Brits have used alternative payment methods this year

September 17th, 2015

Eight in ten UK consumers with bank accounts have used an alternative to traditional cash and plastic cards in the last 12 months, research by Gocompare.com has found. 4% have made an NFC mobile payment,… More

Canadian contactless transactions grow 150%

September 16th, 2015

The number of contactless transactions conducted in Canada has increased by almost 150% over the past year, fuelled in part by the rapid roll-out of Interac Flash cards, research from Technology Strategies International shows. “The mobile payments landscape in Canada will change dramatically within the next five years, with about two thirds of the smartphones in Canada having NFC capability by 2019,” the company adds.

MasterPass volumes up 40% in Europe

September 14th, 2015

The number of MasterPass transactions in Europe has increased at an average 40% every month for the last six months and the online payment solution is now accepted at over a quarter of a million retailers around the world, MasterCard has revealed. “MasterPass is shaping the future of online commerce and is providing consumers with a shortcut to what counts,” says MasterCard Europe president Javier Perez.

Nine in ten US financial institutions working on EMV

September 11th, 2015

Nine in ten US financial institutions have either begun issuing EMV debit cards or are planning to do so by the end of 2015, research from Pulse reveals. 25% of US debit cards — approximately 71m — will be migrated to chip by year-end, with this number expected to rise to 73% by the end of 2016 and 96% by the end of 2017.

13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment

September 11th, 2015

Some 13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment, up from 3% last year, Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer 2015 report reveals. 1% do so once or twice per day, 2% do so several times a week, 2% do so once a week and 4% do so less often than once a week while 4% have only ever used it once or twice.

NFC chip market to rise 50.6%

August 26th, 2015

The global NFC chip market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.6% by volume over the period 2014-2019, analysts from market research firm Technavio predict in the company’s ‘Global NFC Chips Market 2015-2019’ report.

ABI Research paper analyses payment and banking card technology market

August 5th, 2015

A six-page excerpt from ABI Research’s Payment & Banking Card Technologies report is now available to download free of charge from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre courtesy of Gemalto, which topped ABI’s vendor rankings in the report for the second consecutive year. More

“Highly interested” Canadians ready for mobile payments

July 3rd, 2015

Some 14% of Canadian consumers say they are highly interested in making in-store mobile payments and 11% are also interested in using a wearable device such as a smartwatch to do so, research from payment… More

38% of Americans back biometrics

July 3rd, 2015

More than a third (38%) of Americans believe biometrics will increase their smartphone security, while 25% are skeptical and 37% don’t know, research from Unisys Security Insights finds. “Apprehension seems to be consistent across all demographic subgroups,” it says. “Awareness about benefits of biometrics as a security measure seems to be low among consumers, and organisations need to educate them to improve adoption.”

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