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