Consumers still concerned about mobile retail security
Some shoppers are still concerned about mobile retail security, according to the results of a new study.
The poll, carried out by money saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk, revealed more than 70 per cent of those questioned still do not trust their mobile telephones as payment tools while shopping and would prefer more traditional methods such as cash and credit cards.
Doug Scott, managing director of the site, said: "Our research has shown just how many UK shoppers still do not trust their phones as a payment tool for buying their shopping."
However, he predicts this trend could be set to change, suggesting the problems associated with the security issues related to using mobile retail tend to be "over-stated" in the current climate.
According to the most recent Online Retail Monitor report for the second quarter of 2011, mobile retail search volumes grew by a figure of 216 per cent when compared with the same three-month period in 2010