CHICAGO — Mobile wallet adoption in the U.S. is slow, and the payments industry has only itself to blame.

U.S. mobile payment activity pales compared with other parts of the world, particularly China, where 25% of consumers say they use their mobile device as a tool when shopping, 37% say they also use it to make a payment. In the U.S., 35% use mobile to enhance the shopping experience, but only 3% use it to make a payment, according to new figures from GfK consumer research.

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