Ljubljana, 12 November (STA) - Just years after contactless card payments were introduced, their popularity continues to surge. Almost one in two Slovenian cardholders use contactless payments at least three to five times a week, an increase of 21 percentage points over 2017, shows a survey by Mastercard.
The survey, conducted in the 18-55 age group, also shows the share of respondents who never use contactless payments dropping to 21%, a decrease of 22 percentage points over three years.
Another mode of payment, mobile phones, is picking up as well, albeit at a much slower pace. Some 48% of respondents use their mobile phones to make purchases, up from 38% four years ago.
The study was conducted by the pollster Mediana in October and involved over a thousand respondents.