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Barclaycard and TMC announce fuel card contract with Centrica

21 Feb 2017 03:00

Barclaycard Commercial Payments, in association with TMC, has been awarded a contract by Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, to provide a single fuel card programme for its van and car fleets.

Barclaycard secures new ten-year merchant acquirer contract with TfL

20 Feb 2017 03:00

Barclaycard has retained its contract to provide payment solutions to Transport for London (TfL) for another seven years, with an option to extend for a further three years.

Brits looking for love are willing to spend over a quarter of the average weekly wage on a first date

07 Feb 2017 03:00

If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day you may need a big wallet in addition to a big heart as our new research into the nation’s spend on dating finds the average first date could cost single Brits up to a quarter of the average weekly wage.

Record expenditure on essential items drives 4.4 per cent uplift in consumer spending in January

06 Feb 2017 18:59

Consumer spending continued its bull run in January, growing by 4.4 per cent year on year, as inflationary pressures led to more being spent on petrol and in supermarkets.

Barclaycard partners with VocaLink to enable merchants to accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app

02 Feb 2017 04:45

We are partnering with VocaLink to enable its merchants to accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app.

“Spontaneous spenders”: British shoppers regret impulse sales purchases

31 Jan 2017 07:30

Barclaycard reveals that 59% of Brits don’t just hunt out bargains, but take a punt on impulse purchases which they later come to regret.

Barclaycard leads trial of contactless donation boxes with 11 national charities

30 Jan 2017 05:20

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.

Consumer spending softens in December despite Q4 growth hitting a four-year high

09 Jan 2017 19:00

Consumer spending rose 4.0 per cent in December, suggesting shoppers have started to rein in spending amid concerns over the wider economic picture moving into 2017.

Retailers set for a subdued Christmas sales period as fewer consumers plan to bag a bargain

24 Dec 2016 03:00

The traditional Boxing Day sales may be on the wane in 2016, as more retailers slash prices on Black Friday and in to early December.

Economic and political uncertainty results in a year of two halves for consumer spending

22 Dec 2016 19:01

Consumer spending shifted in response to the changing economic and political environment, resulting in a year of two halves.