Global Contactless Payment Market Size, Share and Forecast 2019-2025

Posted by nabeel on December 30th, 2020

The global contactless payment market is estimated to surpass billion in 2025 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than 15.0% during the forecast period (2019-2025). Cont actless payment is a method for a user to purchase products through debit, credit or smartcards, smartphones or any other smart devices such as smartwatches and fitness band by using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology or near-field communication (NFC). Government initiatives for the adoption of digital financial services to develop a digital economy is one of the major factors augmenting the growth of the global contactless payment market. In addition, the fintech sector has been contributing into the growth of digital payment services across the globe. The sector is revolutionizing the payment services in the potential region due to increasing demand for digital platforms for the financial sector.

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Moreover, the benefits offered by contactless payment is driving its demand across the globe. Contactless payment is considered to be highly secure payment method as it has the protection method similar to chip & PIN payments. Further, contactless payment devices such as cards are also embedded with multiple layers of security to protect against fraud. Further, contactless payment can be done only when a card or device is within a few centimetres of the NFC reader, making it virtually impossible for any details to be intercepted while in use. Contactless payment benefits various sectors such as retail, telecommunication, BFSI, and others such as healthcare in a variety of ways. It is a cost-effective payment method and easy to implement which is increasing its adoption across the globe.



Smart wearables have been predicted as the most emerging contactless payment application in the near future. Connected wearable devices offer endless possibilities for increased convenience and connectivity. Smart wearables allow convenient tracking of its user’s data which can be related to their health and exercise habits along with their overall well-being. Some key vendors offering NFC enabled smart wearables are Apple Inc., FitBit Inc., and Fossil. NFC-enabled smart wearables are easy to use and suitable for fast payment. All these benefits offered by smart wearables are attracting people towards it and is expected to create splendid opportunities in the near future.


Realizing the potential of contactless payment in various fields such as retail and BFSI, investments are being made quickly which is helping in the exploration of technology in every potential area. For instance, Mobeewave, a contactless payment company closed a big Series B .5 million round led by NewAlpha Asset Management, Mastercard and Forestay Capital in 2018. The investment fund allows Mobeewave to continue the deployment of its patented solution across the globe.


Global contactless payment market comprises of many market players that are significantly operating across the globe. Key cloud managed service providers include Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Gemalto NV, Wirecard AG, Verifone Inc., and Ingenico Group SA. Gemalto NV is one of the leading players and the growth of the company is attributed to its strong geographical presence. The company designs and develops contactless payment solutions under its Smartcards & Issuance business segment and markets these solutions across the globe including Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, and Latin America. In 2018, the company reported nearly 47.1% of its total sales from Europe, CIS, and Middle East & Africa. Moreover, it reported 23.7%, 17.4%, and 11.8% from the US, Asia-Pacific, and Canada and Latin America combined, respectively in 2018. These figures reflect the diversified nature of the company’s business across every region of the globe.

The Report Contactless Payment Market – Segmented by Device and End-User

Global Contactless Payment Market by Device

  • Smartphones
  • Smartcards
  • Point of Sale (PoS) Terminals
  • Others

Global Contactless Payment Market by End-User

  • Retail
  • BFSI
  • Transportation
  • Others

The Report Contactless Payment Market – Segment by Region

North America

  • United States
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World

  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

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