"All I want for Christmas is to be able to pay for it via a digital wallet" claim shoppers

10 December 2014

google wallet Quite a few shoppers would have liked to have used near-field communications (NFC) solutions to pay for things this Christmas.

This is according to a new survey from Skrill who have nothing better to do and added that over a third of 2,000 consumers responded, saying that they'd be well into it.

As an eye-opening insight into consumer habits, 40% said that when they have a budget, they stick to it.

59% believed a prepaid card with a set limit would minimise the risk of going mental, while 8% admit to using a digital wallet. The perverts.

36% reckon using credit cards online was the most likely way of overspending, however 90% said they'd purchase at least one thing online this season, with 26% making between one and five.

Spiros Theodossiou, vice president of product strategy at Skrill threw some insight into these findings: “New technology such as prepaid cards and digital wallets are an ideal way to curb expenditure, as you can set a limit and then cut your cloth accordingly. Spending with new technology like this can help people to enjoy their Christmas and a debt-free January too.”

Mobile wallets are rapidly becoming a thing, with the Apple Pay solution linking up with several retailers when it was launched in September.

TOPICS:   Technology

1 comment

  • chippy
    Just over 600 people? Not exactly a great representation of the UK Buying public! And the survey run by an epayments company no less!

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