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17 Oct 2023

A survey of 1,038 work commuters (363 urban bike commuters and 675 non-biking commuters) in the US conducted by ebike.org  has explored if there’s a difference in the mindsets and...

16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

16 Oct 2023

Cytech accredited ACT member MTB Monster, a mountain bike specialist near Blackburn, which has seen rapid growth of its team and expansion of its physical space, is working with Lancashire...

16 Oct 2023

Consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has called again for e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries to be better regulated in the UK after New York City recently introduced rules that...

10 Oct 2023

Flexi Voucher lets customers spread tax-free shopping over the year

6 Oct 2023

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a much fairer deal for independent bike retailers, has had more than 150 retailers sign up since its launch. gogeta, which is the only cycle...

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

2 Oct 2023

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that...

2 Oct 2023

Simon Storey, of The Bicycle Bus has been presented with the Green Award at the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Make a Difference Awards.

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A fifth of Brits prefer using mobile phones to make payments in shops.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

One in five UK consumers (20%) prefer using mobile payment services such as Apple Pay over cash (17%) or chip & PIN card payments (10%) for in-store purchases, a new survey has reported.

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Contactless card payments remain the most popular payment option (48%), but younger consumers are driving the adoption of services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, with three in ten 18-24-year-olds identifying mobile payments as their preferred option (30%), according to the survey.

Nearly nine in ten of those who prefer contactless payments say convenience is one of the key reasons for doing so (88%).

“Cash, on the other hand, may not be the convenient option it once was, as two in five (40%) respondents who preferred contactless said they never carried cash. In fact, nearly a third (31%) of all survey respondents said that they never carried cash, while one in fifteen (7%) admitted that they didn’t even know their PIN,” the researchers say.

“Less than half (47%) of our respondents said they would happily shop with a cash-only business, while one in seven people (13%) said that they wouldn’t because they never carry cash. One in three (33%) would still consider shopping with a cash-only business but admit that they’d find it a hassle.”

The survey also found that men are 22% less likely to choose contactless payments and that uptake varies between different UK regions, with consumers in Scotland the most likely to prefer contactless payments (63%) and consumers in Wales the least likely (33%).

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