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Spending growth slows to 2.4 per cent as consumers show continued restraint with household finances

06 Nov 2017 19:01

Consumer spending fell to 2.4 per cent in October after inflation hit a five-year high of 3 per cent.

Swap a third of your online time for a hobby and reap the benefits, research shows

04 Nov 2017 20:01

Trading just a third of the time you spend online for a hobby will leave you feeling less stressed and even make you new friends, research shows.

Modern men spend more than women but retail therapy is still lost on them

01 Nov 2017 20:01

British men are spending more on clothes, shoes and grooming products each month compared to women but 48% prefer to shop online rather than hit the high street.

Retailers hail the rise of the male shopper

01 Nov 2017 20:01

Seven in ten retailers are increasing the scale of their male product offering as research shows men are out-spending women on clothes, shoes and grooming products.

‘Shop and stay’ consumers want new and engaging high street experiences

23 Oct 2017 19:00

Shoppers in the UK no longer see the high street as just somewhere to make a purchase. Increasingly they are opting to ‘shop and stay’, spending time – and money – in shops that offer engaging and entertaining experiences.

Spending growth stabilises at 3 per cent as consumers stay cautious

10 Oct 2017 07:01

Consumer spending grew 3 per cent in September as Brits were squeezed by increased expenditure on essentials (up 3.8 per cent), leaving less for discretionary items

Retailers could pick up £11.6bn extra at the till with an improved in-store experience

05 Oct 2017 05:00

80 per cent of retailers who have invested in improving their physical stores, for example by increasing stock variety or offering contactless payments, have seen an increase in turnover as a result

New research from Barclaycard finds that almost a third of UK adults report feeling healthier as a result of following a personal passion

02 Oct 2017 04:45

One-third of Britons devote more than five hours to their hobbies or passions every week, but a ‘gender play gap’ means that men are more likely to reap the benefits

Barclaycard urges people to 'Start Today' with new campaign

21 Sep 2017 11:00

Barclaycard today launches a nationwide integrated marketing campaign to encourage people who have always wanted to try something new to 'start today'

Consumer spending growth slows to 2.9% in August

04 Sep 2017 19:01

We take a look at last month's consumer spending as growth slowed to 2.9% while the overall outlook remains muted.