Spending growth slows to 2.4 per cent as consumers show continued restraint with household finances
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We take a look at last month's consumer spending as growth slowed to 2.9% while the overall outlook remains muted.