Contactless Payments Market Size to Reach USD 19.3 Billion by 2026 – Valuates Reports

BANGALORE, India | 6th August 2020: Contactless payment systems include smart cards or other devices that incorporate RFID or NFC technology to make payment safe and contactless. In comparison to mobile payments made over the internet, contactless payments are made in near physical proximity prohibiting unauthorized access during the transactions.

The global contactless payments market size was valued at USD 8.3 Billion in 2019, and is projected to reach USD 19.3 Billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2026.

Global customer inclination towards mobile payment methods is growing in the form of contactless payment methods on POS networks, owing to which card and financial service providers either sell their card solutions on smartphones or via third-party vendors.

The growth of Contactless Payments market size is propelled by decreased transaction time, simplicity in handling low-value payments, and improved revenue opportunities.

This research analyses the Contactless Payments market size by participants, countries, product types, and end industries. The Contactless Payments market report also examines the dynamics of global market competition, market factors and patterns, opportunities and threats, risks and barriers to entry, distribution channels, distributors, and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

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The increasing hardware encryption on NFC Chips and the incorporation of contactless payment solutions on EPOS terminals as well as with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards are expected to increase the growth of Contactless payments market size during the forecast period.

Furthermore, the growing knowledge among buyers of plastic money (hard plastic cards used in day to day life in place of actual banknotes) and smart cards, along with the need for fast transaction time without any inconvenience of standing in long queues are also accelerating the growth of Contactless payments market size.

Coronavirus outbreak has made Contactless payments a popular payment form, as it needs less physical interaction. This, in turn, is expected to increase the adoption of contactless payment during the forecast period.

Increasing financial fraud around the world has, in recent years, pressured government regulatory bodies to protect payment transactions. Therefore, these regulatory bodies have greatly impacted the adoption of POS terminals. Mobile POS systems are gaining momentum and are expected to see a rise in adoption rates with the introduction of cashless transaction technologies.

High costs involved in building EPOS terminals and lower acceptance rates are hampering the development of the Contactless payments market size.

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Based on hardware, the Point of Sales (POS) segment holds the largest contactless payments market share during the forecast period. The POS terminal is an electronic system used in retail stores to handle payment transactions. Due to various benefits, such as ease of use, low implementation costs, and durability, these terminals have seen substantial growth in the contactless payment industry.

Based on region Europe is expected to hold the largest contactless payments market share. The region contains several both economically and technologically developed countries like the UK and Germany. The leading countries in the European market are the UK, Poland, Spain, and Germany. With the growing proliferation of contactless cards and terminals by card companies, such as Visa and Mastercard, total contactless spending has risen in these countries.

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  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India and ASEAN)
  • North America (US and Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK and Italy)
  • Rest of World (Latin America, Middle East & Africa).


  • Payment Terminal Solution
  • Transaction Management
  • Security and Fraud Management
  • Hosted Point-of-sale
  • Analytics.


  • BFSI
  • Retail
  • IT & Telecom
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality
  • Government
  • Others.


Major competitors identified in this market include

  • Ingenico Group,
  • Verifone Systems,
  • Inside Secure,
  • On Track Innovations,
  • Oberthur Technologies,
  • Proxama,
  • Wirecard,
  • Giesecke & Devrient,
  • Gemalto,
  • Heartland Payment Systems,
  • Others.

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In 2019, the global Digital Payment market size was USD 35510 Million, and it is expected to reach USD 70640 Million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 10.2% during 2021-2026.

The major vendors include Alipay, Tencent, ACI Worldwide, Adyen, Aliant Payment Systems, Aurus, Authorize.Net, Bluesnap, Chetu, Dwolla, Financial Software And Systems, First Data, Fiserv, Global Payments, Net 1 Ueps Technologies, Novatti, Paypal, Paysafe, Payu, Six Payment Services, Stripe, Total System Services, Wex, Wirecard, Worldline, Worldpay, Yapstone, etc.

Digital payment includes payment gateway solutions, payment processing solutions, mobile wallet solutions, mobile protection, and fraud detection solutions, and POS solutions

Digital payment services are classified into managed and professional services. During the forecast period, the payment gateway solutions subsegment is expected to grow to the highest CAGR.

This report focuses on the global Digital Payment market size, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players. The study objectives are to present the Digital Payment development in the United States, Europe, and China.

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The top companies in the Mobile Contactless Payments Market include Heartland Payment Systems, Oberthur Technologies, Ingenico Group, Verifone, Inside Secure, On Track Innovations, Cryptomathic, Wirecard, Giesecke & Devrient, Location Sciences, Gemalto, etc.

This report focuses on the global Mobile Contactless Payments status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players. The study objectives are to present the Mobile Contactless Payments development in North America, Europe, China, Japan,  Southeast Asia, India, and Central & South America.

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Increasing penetration of mobile devices and rising numbers of online users are expected to boost m-commerce demand. The near field networking technology is commonly used to pay terminals using mobile devices. This, in turn, is expected to increase the Near Field Communication Market size. 

This report focuses on the global Near Field Communication market size, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players. The study objectives are to present the Near Field Communication development in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and Central & South America.

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The convenience of contactless smart cards and increased usage by governments to address their rising need for security are some of the major factors expected to increase the Contactless Smart Cards Market size.

The key regions covered in the Contactless Smart Cards market report are North America, Europe, China, Japan, and South Korea.

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  • Wireless POS Terminal Market Report

The Global Wireless POS Terminal Market report focuses on the Wireless POS Terminal status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players.

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The mobile wallet market size was valued at USD 1,043.1 Billion in 2019, and is projected to reach USD 7,580.1 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 28.2% from 2020 to 2027.

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  • Payment Processing Market Report

The global Payment Processing market size is projected to reach USD 68.8 Billion by 2026, from USD 36.2 Billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 9.6% during 2020-2026.

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