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More Consumers Are Turning to Digital Payment Plans, Even for Low-Cost Items

More Consumers Are Turning to Digital Payment Plans, Even for Low-Cost Items

Jan 22, 2020

Consumers are becoming more cognizant of their spending, some even considering financing high-ticket purchases in an effort to not spend all their money in one transaction.

Greater Acceptance of Contactless Cards Has Led to Mobile Payment Growth in the US

Greater Acceptance of Contactless Cards Has Led to Mobile Payment Growth in the US

Jan 14, 2020

The US has been relatively late in introducing contactless cards, which are credit or debit cards that include a near field communication (NFC) chip that can complete a transaction simply by tapping on a reader. But those cards are starting to arrive in the US now that most point-of-sale (POS) systems have the NFC capabilities to accept them.

How Visa Is Working to Develop Mobile Payments in Latin America

Jan 09, 2020

Proximity mobile payments are reshaping traditional payment methods in Latin America, providing consumers with a faster, more convenient and streamlined payment experience for their everyday purchases. This year, we forecast that 13.3% of Latin America smartphone users ages 14 and older will make at least one proximity mobile payment. That represents 33.4 million individuals or 6.7% of the region’s population.

China Advertising Year in Review: Trends from 2019 that Are Here to Stay

China Advertising Year in Review: Trends from 2019 that Are Here to Stay

Dec 26, 2019

China has proven to be a hotbed for digital innovations, especially in the past few years. During this time, marketers worldwide have observed the latest trends coming out of the country, applying what they learn to their own markets.

How Mercado Pago Is Reshaping Mobile Payments in Latin America

How Mercado Pago Is Reshaping Mobile Payments in Latin America

Dec 04, 2019

In response to changing consumer behavior, mobile payment platforms around the world are innovating quicker than their traditional bank counterparts. Latin America is no exception; it is home to Argentina-based Mercado Pago, a major player in the global adoption of cashless transactions.

China Is Moving Toward a Cashless Society

China Is Moving Toward a Cashless Society

Nov 25, 2019

In 2019, we estimate that 577.4 million people in China made a purchase via proximity mobile payment within a six-month period. Those users account for 49.6% of the country’s population. Next year, more than half of the population will utilize this payment method, with that figure rising to 60.5% in 2023.

Retailers Are Embracing Mobile Payments

Retailers Are Embracing Mobile Payments

Nov 21, 2019

One of the biggest drivers for proximity mobile payment growth is the ever-expanding footprint of stores accepting payments. According to Apple, 74 of the top 100 retail chains accepted Apple Pay as of January 2019, and more have joined since then.