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Contactless payment is THE trend in 2018

Contactless payment is THE trend in 2018

Brussels – 6 December 2018.  Contactless payment is THE trend in 2018. This is the conclusion reached by Worldline, based on electronic transaction figures – and not unduly, because the number of contactless payments has gone up sevenfold in a year’s time. In October 2017, Belgians ticked their smartphones or Bancontact bank card nearly 600,000 times against a payment terminal. In October 2018, more than 4 million such transactions were conducted. With the year-end period in sight, Worldline is, together with the leading payment schemes, encouraging consumers to pay for their Christmas shopping contactless.  It is safe, fast and easy.  

Last year, Worldline processed more than 2 billion electronic transactions – an absolute record. “We have exceeded that figure already, and the peak around Christmas is yet to come,” explains Vincent Roland, CEO Worldline Belgium. 

Read the full press release on the Worldline website.