Fraud and Payments by the Numbers: 16 Stats from 2016
By Sarah Beldo /
30 Aug 2016
Who doesn’t love a good stat? It’s time for another roundup of the latest numbers and trends about credit card fraud and payments…
Credit card fraud stats from 2016
What false declines will cost merchants in 2016
Total cost of actual fraud merchants will prevent that same year
Source: Business Insider
Are you keeping a close enough eye on fraud false positives? Sounds like many merchants aren’t. Check out our guide to measuring how many good customers you may be inadvertently auto-blocking.
Percentage of fraud in Australia that’s CNP (card-not-present) fraud
Growth in credit card fraud year-over-year in the UK (2014-15)
Proportion of the UK card fraud increase that was CNP (card-not-present)
The value online fraud is predicted to reach, by 2020
Source: Juniper Research
CNP fraud just keeps increasing. Our 2016 Fraud Trends Report found that 68% of online businesses were anticipating more fraud this year – and it looks like they were right.
Proportion of U.S. consumers who’ve experienced credit card fraud
Proportion who think it’ll happen to them again in the next 5 years
Source: Auriemma Consulting Group
Consumers are getting desensitized to headlines about hacking, data breaches, and fraud. When it comes to keeping users’ financial information safe, promises about security and safety may be ringing a bit hollow.
Payment stats from 2016
Retailers citing EMV as one of their top 3 payment challenges over the past year
Respondents who said chargebacks (often related to EMV) were one of their 3 biggest challenges
Number of transactions made using Samsung Pay in its first year, across 7 countries.
Source: Samsung Pay
Proportion of contactless payments in the U.S. made using Apple Pay
Source: Apple via Fortune
UK consumers who say they wouldn’t trust any smartphone wallet app
Proportion of Americans who expect the U.S. to be a cashless society in their lifetime
Respondents aged 18-29 who are comfortable without cash
Respondents aged 65+ who are comfortable without cash
We all have more and more options for how we’d like to pay – from good ol’ fashioned coins and bills to a sensor and a smartphone to virtual currencies. Different people have different preferred methods (and it seems to be largely generational). With so much choice, online businesses must carefully weigh which options they choose to offer.