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Contactless payments take off in Europe, up 174% in 2014

Wednesday 18 February 2015 | 11:05 CET | News
The number of contactless payment transactions (tap transactions) in Europe grew by 174 percent year-on-year in 2014, according to a study by MasterCard. Existing tappers also increased their usage in the last year, by more than 20 percent. In Europe, around 52 percent of MasterCard and Maestro in-store transactions were contactless in the Czech Republic, with the figure going to 33 percent in Poland, 18 percent in Hungary and 17 percent in Slovakia. In the UK and Poland, more than 90 percent of tappers said they were completely satisfied with the payment method. Contactless payments are now

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MasterCard
Countries: Europe / World
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