How do young people pay for their purchases?
The world is changing, and so is the way we pay. While in the past it was common to carry cash or go to the cashpoint, for young people these payment systems have become obsolete. 11Onze agent Mònica Cornudella explains how young people pay for their purchases.
The indispensable tool for all these payments, it is clear, is the mobile phone, and there are at least three methods that are quite common. All are characterised by being quicker, faster and commission-free, but they have the disadvantage of limiting the amount that can be paid, which ranges from 500 to 1,000 euros per transaction. Let’s see what they are!
- Mobile payments linked to a current account or card. In this case, young people only have to link their debit or credit card details to the bank’s application on their mobile phone or take a photograph of the card so that the system can scan the numbers and detect it. At 11Onze you can now order your virtual card through El Canut.
- Payment with a ‘contactless’ card. In this particular method, all you have to do is activate the corresponding application and bring your mobile phone close to a dataphone capable of reading the phone’s NFC chip. This system allows young people to make purchases using radio frequency identification technologies, which are embedded in smart cards in mobile phones or other devices. Moreover, if the purchase does not exceed 20 euros, it is not even necessary to enter the PIN.
- Transfer by mobile phone. Finally, we must talk about what is the most popular way of paying among young people. Surely you have heard of Bizum or PayPal. These are platforms or applications that allow small transfers to be made between individuals using the same mobile phones. Simple and uncomplicated. And you, how do you pay for your purchases?
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