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SME retailers forego £1.6bn as tech-savvy shoppers search for innovative ways to pay

19 May 2017 05:39

Tech-savvy Brits are adopting and becoming increasingly reliant upon new ways to pay, but small businesses are struggling to keep up with changing consumer demands.

Consumer spending grew 5.5 per cent in April 2017

08 May 2017 18:59

Consumers spent 5.5 per cent more year-on-year in April as a late Easter and inflation drove noticeable uplifts across a number of categories. Find out more...

May The Funds Be With You: Star Wars fans spend

04 May 2017 04:10

Star Wars fans spend more on ‘the Force’ than an engagement ring and their child’s education.

Donate The Change and Barclaycard introduce contactless charity wristbands

27 Apr 2017 03:00

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

Consumer spending and confidence resilient in Q1

11 Apr 2017 12:00

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

Consumer spending and confidence resilient in Q1 2017

10 Apr 2017 18:59

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.

Barclaycard and Uber agree exclusive loyalty programme

14 Mar 2017 05:00

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.

Consumer spending grows 4 per cent in February as essential expenditure jumps to another record high

06 Mar 2017 19:01

Consumer spending performed robustly in February, partially driven by price increases that continued to drive uplifts in ‘essential’ spending including petrol and groceries.

Barclaycard leads trial of contactless donation boxes with 11 national charities

05 Mar 2017 04:00

Charities may be missing out on more than £80m in donations each year by only accepting cash donations, as 42% Brits say they carry less cash now than they did three years ago.

Supermarket contactless spending jumps 2.4 times

02 Mar 2017 04:00

Supermarket shoppers are increasingly turning to ‘touch and go’ as their payment method of choice when making purchases up to the value of £30.