In 2016, payments via cards topped 257.17 billion purchase transactions at merchants, up 13.3% on last year.
Companies will soon be able to accept payments via marketing newsletters thanks to a new service launched by Yandex.Checkout.
Africa and the Middle East is now the world’s fastest-growing regions in terms of payment cards.
Mastercard has announced several partnerships that will enable contactless payments to be used on public transport in more than 80 cities around the word.
Over a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to not use cash and use electronic methods of payments.
The number of mobile payments authenticated by biometrics will increase to nearly $2 billion this year, up from $600 million in 2016, according to research from Juniper Research.