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Contactless payment wearables make a donation to a chosen charity when used to pay for goods and services

27 Apr 2017 03:00 AM

Price increases were a large contributor to spending growth on essentials (comprised mainly of petrol and supermarkets), which reached a record-high 5.2 per cent during the first three months of the year.

10 Apr 2017 06:59 PM

Barclaycard and Uber have agreed a new commercial agreement that will see Barclaycard customers benefit from exclusive offers when they use their personal card to pay for their Uber rides.

14 Mar 2017 05:00 AM

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% in December, dropping below the Q4 average of 4.8%, suggesting shoppers have started to rein in spending amid concerns over the wider economic picture moving into 2017.

11 Jan 2017 07:01 PM