SIX Payment Services processed 1.315 billion card-based payment transactions worldwide in 2014

As the specialist of cashless payment solutions, SIX Payment Services saw online transaction volumes rise in 2014 alongside constant increases in traditional card payments using credit and debit cards at the point of sale (POS). The range and volume of payment transactions made online, in high street stores and through a variety of other locations offering goods and services continued to expand in tandem with technical innovations. Mobile wallets, which became a hot topic in 2014, are likely to gain momentum in 2015 with the launch of Apple Pay. We also anticipate that NFC payments (near field communication) and omni-channel solutions will effectively remove the dividing line between online and offline activities.