Consumers Turn to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases

79%
of respondents worldwide say they are now using contactless payments [1]

Worldwide, contactless transactions grew 2X as fast as non-contactless transactions in the grocery and drug store categories between February and March 2020 [2]

Contactless Payment Cements Positive Perceptions Versus Cash Globally

46%
Moved contactless cards to top of wallet [1]

82%
View contactless as the cleaner way to pay [1]

74%
State they will continue to use contactless payment post-pandemic [1]

[1] Source: Consumer Polling Data; online interviews of 17,000 consumers in 19 countries worldwide conducted April 10-12, 2020

[2] Growth calculated as the percentage increase in contactless transactions compared to the percentage increase in non-contactless transactions, comparing March 2020 to February 2020, at Grocery and Pharmacy categories. Source: Mastercard Data Warehouse ©2020 Mastercard. All rights reserved.

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