Germans like to pay in cash. For a long time, this was undisputed. However, in the last few years, consumers increasingly appreciate the benefits of electronic payments. Consumers demand fast, secure and quick transactions—they want convenience. The growing prevalence of NFC in Germany meets this need perfectly: no more annoying queues, no more tiresome search for coins, and—with NFC—no need for a wallet at all.
Despite Germany’s cash-centric culture, paying via NFC is steadily on the rise.
In fact, 60% of retailers offer NFC payment in Germany.