Most used payment methods in France 2019

This statistic shows the most preferred payment methods in France in November 2019, over a 12 month period. At that time, bank cards (either debit card or credit card) were the most used payment methods as 95 percent of French people had used it, by entering their confidential code. Cash was the second most preferred method as 93 percent of people stated that they had used coins and bills to pay for a purchase. 10 percent of people had used an application with code on their mobile phone as a payment method.

Most preferred payment methods in France in November 2019

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Sources

Release date

December 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

November 19-20, 2019

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who replied "yes, over the course of 12 months"

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

Bank cards, or "cartes bancaires" in French, do not specifically distinguish between debit cards or credit cards. Carte Bancaires or CB is a payment scheme local to France that is co-branded with Visa and Mastercard. The majority of cards in the country are seemingly debit cards, but in general speech (like in this survey) the French tend to refer to any type of payment cards when using this term.

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Have you ever made a purchase with the following payment methods?"

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