Credit cards still twice as popular as mobiles

Two interesting statistics that I found while researching payment systems and smartphones:

  • The US has a mobile penetration rate of 103.1%, i.e. for every 100 citizens, there are over 103 mobile phones. The US has 327,577,529 mobile phones.
  • There are around 600 million credit and debit cards in the US, a penetration rate of over 188%.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_mobile_phones_in_use

http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-mcx-is-blocking-apple-pay-2014-10

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