Survey: One-third of Canadians ready to pay by phone

A survey conducted for PayPal Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadians are ready to begin making payments with their mobile phones and over half would like to use a digital wallet, the Toronto Sun reports:


Leger Marketing polled 1,512 Canadian adults online and found 56% would prefer using a digital wallet.

Thirty-four per cent would rather carry a smartphone than a pocket full of change to make a payment and 36% would use their phone to pay for something as inexpensive as a $5.50 latte or as big ticket as a $272.30 iPod.

“From avoiding the search for ATMs, to finding easier ways to split restaurant bills with friends or making payments anytime, anywhere and from virtually any device, Canadians want easier, faster and safer ways to shop, share expenses, send money or get paid back,” said Darrell MacMullin, managing director of PayPal Canada.

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