Report: Half of Canadians Expect to Spend More Using Mobile Devices in 2014

Jan. 2, 2014

masterpass-eur A new report from Canadian telecom giant Rogers Communications found the share of Canadian consumers who expect to use mobile devices to make payments is rising. The number of Canadians who believe they will use a mobile device to make an online purchase grew from 65 percent in 2013 to 68 percent this year. Half expect to spend more money online than in physical retail locations within five years. Fifty-five percent of Canadians believe mobile wallets will replace all their plastic cards within five years. Nearly half (49 percent) believe they will be using mobile payment apps a little more or a lot more in the next 12 months.

The survey, administered by Harris Decima in November and December, polled 1,000 Canadian consumers 16 years or age and older.