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US IT decision makers unprepared for EMV

July 31st, 2015

Some 42% of US IT decision makers have taken no steps or are unaware of any progress being made in the migration towards EMV, research from Randstad Technologies finds, with only 58% actively preparing in time for the October liability shift deadline. “A majority indicated little concern for the magnitude of risk associated with missing the deadline,” it adds.

42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June

July 29th, 2015

More than two fifths of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users reported having used Apple Pay between the end of May and mid-June, with 84% making more than three in-store transactions, the bi-monthly Apple Pay… More

Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020

July 27th, 2015

Payments made using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers and wristbands will grow from US$3.1bn in 2015 to $501.1bn worldwide by 2020, research from market intelligence firm Tractica finds. “By that time, wearable payments will represent approximately 20% of the total mobile proximity transaction volume and about 1% of total cashless transactions in retail,” the firm adds.

US shoppers buying into mobile payments

July 27th, 2015

Almost one in five US consumers (18%) have used a mobile device to make either an in-store or online purchase, up from 16% in 2014 and 12% in 2013, research from Synchrony Financial reveals, based on nearly 7,000 Synchrony Bank cardholders and shoppers nationwide. “Value propositions, including free shipping, loyalty programs and personalised offers, continue to be important,” the company adds.

Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

July 24th, 2015

One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested… More

Half of UK consumers want to pay with contactless

July 22nd, 2015

Just under half of UK consumers (47%) either expect or would prefer businesses to offer contactless payments for transactions of less than £20, research conducted by GfK for Lloyds Bank Cardnet reveals. 12% think not… More

Half of UK young adults pay with contactless each month

July 21st, 2015

Nearly half of 25-34 year olds in the UK (44%) use contactless payments in an average month, research from YouGov and payment systems provider ACI Worldwide has revealed. 54% of the same age group are also using mobile banking at least once a month, the survey found.

Nearly half of US diners interested in mobile payments

July 21st, 2015

Some 46% of US diners like the idea of using their mobile phone to pay in restaurants even though they have never done so, while of the 13% that have tried it over half liked the experience, research from restaurant booking service OpenTable finds. “Our research suggest that the majority of consumers will ultimately be interested in paying for restaurant meals on their phone, just as they swipe to pay in other areas of their lives today,” the company says.

One in ten UK consumers experience Apple Pay issues

July 21st, 2015

One in ten UK consumers using Apple Pay experienced issues when using the contactless payment service during its first week, research from social media company Brandwatch reveals. The findings, based on analysis of more than 26,000 tweets, also reveal the most popular use for the mobile payments service so far is paying on Transport for London’s (TfL) transportation network, followed by making purchases at Pret a Manger, Tesco, Waitrose and Boots.

11% of UK consumers make in-store mobile payments

July 16th, 2015

More than one in 10 (11%) of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment and 18% are interested in doing so, research from nVest Ventures reveals. Millennials — those born after 1981 — are most interested in mobile payments (41%), while one in five consumers find paying with cash inconvenient, rising to 26% among 16- to 24-year-olds.

US consumers put trust in biometrics

July 16th, 2015

Some 41% of US consumers have a “high level” of comfort when logging in to a website or mobile app using a thumbprint or face/eye scan, research from Gigya finds. “Consumers are more privacy conscious than ever and this year’s survey results indicate people are taking proactive steps to safeguard their personal data,” the company says.

US shoppers eye mobile wallet availability

July 15th, 2015

More than half of US shoppers (54%) would use a mobile wallet if it were accepted everywhere and 20% would stop carrying traditional wallets if mobile payments were accepted everywhere, research from Blackhawk Engagement Solutions reveals. In a survey of 2,500 consumers, 85% use PayPal, 24% use Amazon, 23% use Google Wallet and 19% use Apple Pay.

Deloitte predicts surge in UK NFC payments

July 13th, 2015

More than one third of UK consumers aged between 18 and 34 (34%) are interested in mobile payments alongside one fifth of 55- to 75-year-olds (20%), research from Deloitte has revealed. “We are reaching an inflection point for NFC-enabled mobile payments in the UK,” says the company’s Ed Marsden. “We expect usage of contactless mobile payments could surge.”

Eight in 10 Americans aware of contactless payments

July 10th, 2015

Some 82% of US consumers have heard of contactless or tap-and-go payments and 69% are now using chip cards or plan to use them soon, research from MasterCard reveals. Three quarters of Americans have also… More

Digital wallet engagement revealed

July 9th, 2015

Three in 10 fully engaged US customers used their digital wallet every time or almost every time they could in the past 30 days, compared to 12% of indifferent customers and 2% of actively disengaged customers, research from Gallup finds. “Apple Passbook users who are fully engaged (96%) say they are very likely to start using Apple Pay in the next 12 months,” the research reveals. “Users who are fully engaged with a competing digital wallet are very unlikely to switch to Apple Pay.”

One in four think UK will be cashless in 10 years

July 7th, 2015

Nearly one in four UK consumers (23%) think the country will become a cashless society within 10 years, research from Equifax and Gorkana Surveys reveals. “Apple Pay highlights that consumers are now widely receptive to payment approaches which use biometric technology and contactless methods and are comfortable accepting them as secure payment mechanisms,” says Equifax’s John Marsden.

Fingerprint sensor market to grow at 17% CAGR

July 6th, 2015

The fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% between 2015 and 2020, research from MarketsandMarkets has found, with its value projected to reach US$14.5bn by 2020 from $5.5bn in 2014. “In terms of shipments, the market is projected to reach $10bn by 2020 at CAGR of double digits between 2015 and 2020,” the research team adds.

Europeans make more than 1bn Visa contactless transactions in 12 months

July 6th, 2015

More than one billion contactless transactions worth in excess of €12.6bn have been made by Visa cardholders across Europe in the past 12 months, research from Visa Europe has found, with its customers spending €1.6bn… 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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