On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. At the time of writing, hundreds of thousands of lives and businesses have been affected. With multiple countries issuing bans on travel across borders and ordering shutdowns of cities and towns, many businesses are seeing the virus take its toll.
Sweden lays claims to be the most cashless country on earth, with coins and notes used in less than a fifth of transactions as everyone and everything from public transport to homeless people switch to card or mobile payments.
Only a quarter of Apple Pay transactions come from its native US, according to Apple’s CFO Luca Maestri.