Today in Data: Mobile Payment News

Mobile devices have become the central conduit for most people’s lives in today’s high-tech world.

With most people carrying their smartphones at all times, it has become one of the better ways of both making purchases on the consumer side and reaching out to target audiences on the retailer side. As such, it seems as though there will be no end in sight for the forward movement of mobile payments.

Today’s news sees the potential of Samsung offering its Samsung Pay to devices outside its own offerings with TransferWise supporting Apple Pay and TGI Fridays joining the mobile order-ahead game.

Here are the numbers:

34 million | Current number of Samsung Pay users behind Apple’s 80 million for Apple Pay

10+ percent | U.K. transactions made using Apple Pay

$1.2 billion | Amount of transactions processed by TransferWise each month

750 | Number of currencies covered under TransferWise

30 percent | TGI Friday’s off-premise order increase following launch of its mobile-ordering app