Ukraine 4th in World for Contactless Payments
At the same time as Ukrainian consumers are enthusiastic about the technology, fewer businesses offer it than on average in the rest of Europe
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Ukraine has the fourth highest share of contactless payments made via mobile phones, e-bracelets, and smartwatches in the world.
CEO of Mastercard Europe SA, Inga Andreeva said that the statistics show that Ukrainian consumers are quick to adapt new technologies.
At the same time, only 38 percent of small and medium-sized businesses accepted cashless “NFC” (near field communications) payment systems.
“In Europe, this index of NFC popularity among people is 60 percent, which is twice big as in Ukraine,” Andreeva said.