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Contactless payments in Europe hit 3 bln mark in 12 mths

Thursday 12 May 2016 | 11:53 CET | News
The number of contactless transactions made in Europe over the last 12 months hit the 3 billion mark, nearly tripling from the year before, according to data from Visa. European consumers used their cards 360 million times in April alone, jumping 150 percent from the 143 million transactions performed the year earlier, with the average value rising 12 percent to EUR 13.83. Consumers in the Poland, Spain and the UK use contactless the most. UK contactless adoption grew by 300 percent to 153 million transactions in April from 51 million the year earlier, driven by Transport for London services:

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Visa
Countries: Europe
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