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Emirates NBD records 34m contactless transactions during eight-week rewards programme

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Customers of Emirates NBD bank in the United Arab Emirates completed 34m contactless transactions during eight weeks of the bank’s ‘Get Together. Go Contactless’ promotion. “The ‘Get Together. Go Contactless’ campaign has accelerated the adoption of contactless payments substantially,” the bank says. More







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Two in three consumers worldwide say Covid-19 has permanently changed the way they pay

Visa graph showing that two in three consumers expect retailers to accept contactless payments

Just over two-thirds of consumers globally (67%) now expect bricks-and-mortar retail stores to accept contactless payments and just under half (44%) wouldn’t shop at a store that only offers payment methods that require contact with a cashier or shared device, a survey of merchants and consumers in nine countries around the world has found... More






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More than three quarters of cashless transactions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are now contactless

Cashless transaction being made in a bakery in Germany

More than three in four cashless payments made in Germany (77%), Austria (80%) and Switzerland (82%) are now contactless — a rise of more than 35 percentage points from an average of 40% across the three countries in June 2019, according to figures published by Nordic payments processor Nets... More


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Google Pay goes live in Austria

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Google Pay has officially launched its app for owners of both Android smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches in Austria. Austrian customers of neobanks and fintechs including Curve, Monese, N26, Revolut and Viva Wallet have been able to use Google Pay via their mobile banking app since November 2020. More