Mastercard analyzes social media payments buzz

Digital wallets were the new way to pay most discussed by consumers on social media in 2016, the 2017 edition of the Mastercard Digital Payments Study has found, with consumers around the world also increasingly interested in the payments possibilities of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, smart home assistants, wearables, and the Internet of Things... More


Packaging Digest gets NFC cover

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... More


Small US businesses have no POS upgrade plans

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... More


One in three in the UK now aware of NFC

YouGov

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 payment, a YouGov survey of 1,501 people has found... More


One in ten consumers say they have an NFC phone

Deloitte

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 have the technology embedded in their smartphone... More




Rogers and CIBC switch on NFC payments in Canada

CIBC and Rogers launch their NFC payments service

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

A 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... More


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

Mobile World Congress 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 for at least another two to five years and less than 10% think NFC mobile payments will become mainstream within the next year... More


Assurant: Consumers need guarantees for mobile payments

Assurant

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 markedly when the transaction is protected or guaranteed... More


Savvy consumers wary of wallets

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... More






Canadians cool on Google Wallet

Google Wallet

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 online research panel for ITBusiness.ca said they will use the search giant’s mobile wallet as soon as it’s available and 25% said they could see themselves using it eventually... More



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