More and more i #digital paymentsthe electronicin #Italy. If once Italians did not trust the “virtual” payment, in fact, today things have drastically changed. Thanks to a change of generation and greater confidence in new technologies.
The new forms of digital payment are therefore on the rise, as highlighted by the report “Digital Payments in Italy” produced in collaboration with CartaSi, Consorzio CBI, Intesa Sanpaolo, PayPal and TIM. During the past year, 2015, digital card payments nationwide reached nearly i 175 billion EUR with a growth of 12,2% compared to 2014. However, Italians prefer cash to pay for 56% of consumption.
In 2015 the number of cards in circulation is also growing, but compared to the rest of Europe we are still behind. "Taking into account that our country has a lot of ground to recover compared to other European countries, and assuming growth that over the next three years will remain in line with that of the past year, ie around 12,1%, we estimate that card payments in 2018 could reach 246 billion euros“, Said Valeria Portale, Director of the Mobile Payment & Commerce Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano.