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Share of users of mobile payment apps in Norway 2019

The most common mobile payment app in Norway is called Vipps. The app was developed by the Norwegian bank DNB and was launched in 2015. The app was used by 78 percent of Norwegians as of September 2019 and had around 107 thousand daily active users as of January 2020. The second most common payment app in the country was PayPal, which was used by 26 percent.

Payment methods in Norway

How do people pay in Norway? As of 2019, card payments were without a doubt the most common payment method in the country, followed by cash, and mobile payment apps. By that time, 85 percent of all transactions in Norway was made by payment cards. Nine percent of the payments were made by cash and four percent by mobile payment apps.

Card payments

What payment cards do Norwegians use? Most of all payment card transactions in Norway in 2018 were made through cards with a debit function. The number of debit card payments amounted to more than two billion, while credit card payments, the second most common card payment type, amounted to around 264 million.

Share of the population using mobile payment apps in Norway as of September 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

August 14 to September 3, 2019

Number of respondents

1,016 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

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