It looks as if both the future of Apple Pay; and American-Chinese relations, are becoming far more complicated. One wonders if U.S. nationalists; like President Donald J. Trump (R-New York), will retaliate against Ant Financial’s Alipay digital wallet which is now widely available in the United States.Read more
The retail behemoths could also be locking themselves out of a huge market, by not accepting mobile payments or contactless payments. Statista estimates that Americans will spend $210.45 billion in contactless payments by 2019.
The number of contactless payment users is also growing dramatically, in 2014 16.4 million Americans used contactless payments, Statista found. That number grew to 23.2 million at the end of 2015. It is expected to grow to 37.5 million by the end of 2016, 50.2 million by the end 2017, 58.8 million by New Year’s Day 2019 and 69.8 million by the end of 2020.Read more