Contactless payments through mobile phones no longer a novelty

UK consumers used their mobile phones to make £370m worth of contactless payments in the first six months of 2017.

According to figures from Worldpay this represented an increase of 336% for payments known as mobile tap and pay compared with the first six months of 2016.

Supermarkets and grocery stores are the main locations where mobile tap and pay transactions are made, accounting for 55% of total spend in the first six months of 2017, Worldpay found.

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