Sage Pay sees 2389% growth of contactless payments in Ireland in 2013

  • Posted by Nicole Muller
  • August 23, 2013 11:50:28 AM BST
The Sage e-payments software Sage Pay has processed 200,000 contactless card transactions in Ireland since January, it has been reported this week.

The payments processing technology already has a huge customer base across the UK and Ireland, with around 6,000 Sage Pay contactless machines having been installed in Ireland alone. This number is only set to grow, with more and more retailers beginning to promote the system in its stores.

Latest figures from the company have proven its popularity in the country, with a reported increase of 2,389% in usage since the start of the year. The total number of transactions for July was 53,274 against 2,140 in January.

Eric Cooney, Sage Pay, said: “In our increasingly fast-paced world, it is inevitable that products and services that provide easy solutions to ensure speed and efficiency equally matched with convenience and security are bound to be embraced by both consumers and retailers.”