The young are ready for NFC

The young are ready for NFCI love MasterCard. Fitting snugly into the 18-34 age group, the credit card giant defines me as part of “a mobile generation with its pulse on digital trends”. Sorry, Martin.

A survey conducted by MasterCard shows that we, the young, are ready for NFC. 63% of us “would be at ease” buying junk with our mobiles. The old folk aren’t so keen. Of those aged 35 or over, only 37% are comfortable with the idea of contactless payments.

The survey also showed that men were more comfortable with NFC than women (51% vs 40%). <insert sexist joke>

If you’re out on the pull, you might want to crank up the contactless payments. 49% of guys and 45% of women said they’d specifically be impressed by someone making payment with their phone instead of a credit card. Interesting. Might need to get me one of them Samsung Tocco Quick Taps for my next visit to McDonald’s.

As you might imagine, security is the main concern when it comes to NFC. Nearly 62% reckoned they needed some sort of confirmation that contactless payments were secure before embracing the technology.

You can read more in the appropriately titled: “Most People Ready to Make Payments with Their Mobile Phone”.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2011 at 16:09

'confirmation' from whom? The banks are stubbornly shtum when it comes to losses courtesy of credit cards.
One aspect of chip and pin for example: majority of folks no longer feel the need to sign the back of their cards. Big big mistake...

JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2011 at 16:12

PS up until now I felt the casual gesture of people walking away from their car and relying on the electronic remote defined humanity's cocky stupidity to me :p
Now that gesture will soon be replaced by an even more careless hand movement. Happy Days


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