Visa believes tapping-to-pay is the future of fast, easy and secure payments at the point of sale. Globally, adoption continues to see strong growth with nearly half of all face-to-face Visa transactions occurring with a tap outside the U.S.
The U.S. market is increasingly gaining traction in terms of adoption. On the acceptance side, 80 out of the top 100 merchants in the U.S. by ranked by transactions offer the ability to tap to pay at checkout today. On the issuance side, Visa expects to see over 100 million contactless Visa cards issued in the U.S. by the end of 2019 and 300 million by the end of 2020. Visa continues working with clients and partners to drive awareness and adoption of tapping to pay with contactless cards and contactless-enabled devices.