Drivers of Payment Patterns at the Point of Sale: Stable or Not?

18 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2018

Date Written: April 2018

Abstract

This research shows that it is key to have up‐to‐date information on payment behavior per type of point of sale (POS) and on how this behavior is driven by sociodemographic factors and perceived payment instrument attributes. Based on 2004 and 2014 data of the Netherlands, we find substantial shifts in the drivers of payment behavior. The sociodemographic factors behind the adoption of the credit card and debit card have changed, especially for the latter payment card. In addition, there are substantial shifts in the effects of sociodemographic factors and perceived relative payment attributes on which payment instrument consumers most often use. Shifts in payment behavior depend on the type of POS. Overall, we find that safety has become more important for payment behavior. The extent to which payment behavior depends on user‐friendliness and speed has somewhat decreased.

JEL Classification: C25, D12, E42

Suggested Citation

van der Cruijsen, Carin and Plooij, Mirjam, Drivers of Payment Patterns at the Point of Sale: Stable or Not? (April 2018). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 363-380, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127869 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12245

Carin van der Cruijsen (Contact Author)

De Nederlandsche Bank ( email )

PO Box 98
1000 AB Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1000 AB
Netherlands

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Mirjam Plooij

De Nederlandsche Bank ( email )

PO Box 98
1000 AB Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1000 AB
Netherlands

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