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Many Kiwi businesses are already seeing the benefits of being switched on to contactless payments. A recent Mastercard survey of over 1,000 New Zealand consumers found 73% of Kiwis are using contactless payments, and 63% are using contactless at least once a week.

Users say contactless payments are convenient and easy (73%) and save time (73%). If more widely available, New Zealanders are keen to use contactless payments at retail shops (25%), petrol stations (18%) and cafes/coffee shops (17%).

Mastercard research found more than 50% of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants accept contactless payments, but half of Kiwi businesses are lagging in acceptance.

Mastercard's Switch On campaign encourages businesses to understand the many benefits of contactless payments, featuring stories from a range of Kiwi businesses about how contactless technology is helping them day-to-day to provide great customer service, convenience and choice.

To find out more about how contactless technology can help your business, click below.