A pioneer in smart card technology, France was the first country worldwide to introduce chip-and-PIN payment cards.

Now, contactless cards are also widely available. Nearly two-thirds of internet users in France use a contactless bank card regularly or occasionally, according to an October 2018 survey from Orange and Opinionway.

That’s in line with May 2019 research from Mastercard and Ifop, which showed that 78% of internet users in France had used a contactless card at least once, and 70% did so on a regular basis.

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