A year after its first launch, Samsung Pay has revealed that in that time it has processed 100m unique transactions in seven countries.
At Money 20/20, Samsung Pay continued one of the event’s major topic points of discussing reward platform and gift card marketplaces and now it says there are more than four million registered membership cards in the United States and South Korea.
Nearly 11 million cards related to value-added services, including membership, ATM and transit cards, have been registered,
In the company’s hometown of South Korea, a market which has processed 2 trillion won, there is a strong online presence as 25% of those transactions were made online.
“Since its introduction a year ago, Samsung Pay continues to lead mobile payments by providing services that are simple, secure and virtually anywhere,” said Injong Rhee, CTO and EVP of Software and Services, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Our ambition to reach a world without walletscontinues to draw ever closer, and this strong consumer adoption signals a shift in behavior and demonstrates the continued enthusiasm for a safer, smarter and better mobile wallet,” Rhee added.
Back in April, Tim Cook said Apple Pay was continuing to expand and growing at a “tremendous rate” of one million new users a week. Cook also highlighted that the service was working with more than five times in transaction volume of April 2015. However he didn’t reveal specific figures and his CFO, Luca Maestri admitted that the service doesn’t “provide a meaningful financial contribution at this point”.
However, in July’s earnings call, Tim Cook again reiterated Apple Pay’s apparent dominance by saying it now represents 75% of all contactless payments made in the US.
Following a milestone in August, when spending via contactless accounted for 20% of all card transactions in the UK, the technology has reached another: contactless now makes up a quarter of all UK card transactions, according to the latest figures from the UK Card Association (UKCA).
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