Mobile payment app use in selected countries in Europe 2019

Payment app use was highest in Denmark and Sweden, with four out of ten smartphone users having performed one proximity mobile payment in the last six months. Norway and Switzerland were two other countries within Europe with a relative high adoption for apps that allowed payments via QR codes or contactless transactions. Germany, on the other hand, had a relatively low adoption, as roughly 12.5 percent of smartphone users in the country made use of such a payment method.

Penetration of proximity mobile payment apps in selected countries in Europe in 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

September 2019

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Smartphone users who have made at least one proximity mobile payment transaction in the past six months; includes point-of-sale (POS) transactions made by using a mobile device as payment method; excludes transactions made via tablet

Supplementary notes

The source does not specify the number of respondents nor the type of survey conducted.

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