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Consumer spending declined 36.5 per cent in April, yet some retailers continued to see growth despite social distancing

12 May 2020 07:01 PM

Barclaycard has today announced a new multi-year partnership with Global, the Media and Entertainment group, as part of its focus on offering customers access to the best in entertainment.

06 May 2020 04:00 AM

Less than a month since the introduction of the new £45/€50 contactless limit in the UK and Ireland, Barclaycard, which handles half of all contactless transactions in the UK*, has processed over 7 million contactless payments above the previous limit of £30/€30, and up to the new £45/€50 limit.

27 Apr 2020 07:01 PM

Where's Britain spending?

We process nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the UK, which gives us unparalleled insight into consumer spending. Here, we regularly report on our exclusive spend data and comment on the mood and habits of the nation.


Consumer spending rose 4.3 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, driven by a mix of splashing out on the ‘experience economy’ and higher prices on essential goods

10 Apr 2017 07:01 PM