Proximity mobile payment users in the UK 2017-2020, with forecasts for 2021 and 2025

Number of users of contactless/tap to pay options on their mobile device in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 and 2020, with estimates for 2018 and 2019 and forecasts for 2021 and 2025

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Release date

July 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 2021

Special properties

The figures have been taken from several publications: The numbers for 2018 and 2019 were originally predicted in October 2018. The number for 2020 was only briefly mentioned in July 2021

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following: "A proximity mobile payment is a point-of-sale (POS) transaction made by using a mobile device as a payment method; includes scanning, tapping, swiping or checking in with a mobile devices at the POS to complete transaction; excludes purchases of digital goods on mobile devices, purchases made remotely on mobile devices that are delivered later on and transactions made via tablets."

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