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Contactless payments surging

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.

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