Visa Debit announced it has facilitated half a million contactless payments across the country to date, reported SiliconRepublic. By the end of 2013, Visa Europe projects that two million payments will be made using the Visa Debit card. If this prediction came true, this would mean Ireland would reduce cash usage by €10 million within the next six months.
Additionally, Visa Europe predicted that 70 percent of Irish adults with bank accounts will register for a Visa Debit contactless card. Consumers will be able to make good use of their Visa debit card since many retailers in Ireland are now accepting contactless payments. Accepting retailers include McDonald’s, Insomnia, Arnotts, Boots, Centra, Marks and Spencer, Spar and more.
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