The number of consumers making contactless payments globally will reach 148m this year, with Apple and Samsung accounting for nearly 70% of new customers. The
figures, from Juniper Research, also estimate that 16m users will make contactless payments via mobile handsets in Western Europe during 2016. The industry has already received a strong push from
the launch of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in selected key markets. Apple Pay launched in the UK in June 2015.
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