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Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over half of adults (51 per cent) saying that playing with children’s toys and games is stress-relieving.

11 Jan 2018 04:00 AM

Consumer spending grew 4.0 per cent in December, above the Q4 average of 3.2 per cent and the prevailing rate of inflation, with a festive boost representing eight-month high. Read the full story...

08 Jan 2018 07:01 PM

Barclaycard is launching the ‘Barclaycard 31 day challenge’ with Giovanna Fletcher to prove that at a time of New Year’s resolutions, it is easier than you might think to try something new.

03 Jan 2018 04:00 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 4.3 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