Growth in Contactless Card Shipments
Last year produced remarkable gains in the area of contactless payment card shipments. According to the SPA (Smart Payment Assn.) annual review of the market, of all smart-payment cards shipped worldwide in 2013, more than one-third (37%) contained contactless technologies. Other growth trends include SPA’s card delivery total increasing two-fold since 2012 to 450 million; and its regional shipping rising 193% in Asia Pacific, 64% in Europe, and 45% in the Americas.