Data released by Barclaycard today as part of its latest Contactless Spending Index shows supermarket shoppers are increasingly turning to ‘touch and go’ as their payment method of choice when making purchases up to the value of £30.
With all major
Barclaycard, which has an overview of nearly half of the UK’s credit and debit card transactions, is partnering with VocaLink to enable its merchants to accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app. Pay by Bank app will allow shoppers
As the January sales period draws to a close new research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of all the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that six in ten Brits (59%) don’t just hunt out bargains, but take
Consumer spending shifted in response to the changing economic and political environment, resulting in a year of two halves, according to the annual analysis of UK consumer spending by Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all credit and debit card
Data released by Barclaycard today as part of its latest Contactless Spending Index shows that ‘touch and go’ payments have rocketed in the last 12 months, with year-on-year spending up 166%.
The news comes as industry body, the UK Cards Association
Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.
Research by Barclaycard,
With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, new research from Barclaycard has revealed that stressed shoppers are appealing to retailers to urgently enhance the shopping experience in the busy festive period or risk losing out on sales both now
As discount-day season kicks off, Colin McSkeane, head of Gateway Products at Barclaycard, shares insights into how retailers can make the most of the pre-Christmas shopping season
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers – both to their high street stores and their websites – Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns from ‘serial returners’
New research from Barclaycard has revealed that busy Brits are demanding faster service and more convenient ways to pay when eating out and ordering takeaways for delivery. As dining habits change, the pressure is mounting on restaurant owners to respond
With Black Friday on the horizon, IMRG and Barclaycard have teamed up to launch a mini report advising small businesses on how to make the most of the peak trading period.
Businesses of all sizes will be thinking of how to
International confidence in the UK’s entrepreneurs is high, but a lack of innovation could dampen long-term trade prospects, according to new research published by Barclays.
The study interviewed 1,350 business leaders around the world on their perceptions of British entrepreneurs and
New research from Barclaycard has revealed that retailers are struggling to cope with the volume of refund requests they feel obliged to grant, despite items being unfit for resale.
Retailers are stuck between accommodating shoppers’ demands and balancing their bottom line,
With contactless technology revolutionising the way we spend and shop, research from Barclaycard has revealed jewellery and watches to be the personal items that the British public would most like to turn into a contactless way to pay.
Watches top the
Consumer spending growth slowed slightly to 2.6% in July, despite Brits continuing to spend in restaurants, pubs and cinemas, as overall confidence cooled in response to economic and political uncertainty.
The July spending figure was a dip after two months of
The origin of the products on British shelves could change as retailers adjust their supply chains following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, finds new research published by Barclays.
A survey of retailers carried out after the EU referendum, shows
Barclaycard is supporting The Guardian Small Business Network to launch the inaugural Small Business Mentoring competition, offering businesses across the UK the opportunity to win expert mentoring and guidance from leading entrepreneurs.
The competition is open to British SMEs with less
Barclaycard, the global payments company, today celebrates the 50 year anniversary of launching the UK’s first ever credit card. The landmark moment created a societal shift in the way consumers and businesses buy and sell across the country.
Since the introduction
Barclaycard has launched an interactive digital debate for the British public to battle it out over the nation’s most iconic shopping items.
The Barclaycard Great British Shopping Showdown lets the public choose the most British shopping items in a series of
Consumer spending rebounded in May after two months of weak growth, rising 3.6% as the arrival of spring weather, and the bank holiday, boosted spending on the home, clothes and entertainment.
The uplift is a marked change on the weak numbers
The Logic Group, a leading provider of omni-channel managed payment services, today confirmed that customers of its managed payment service are able to offer shoppers the option to pay for goods and services with Android Pay.
The Logic Group’s managed payment
Consumer spending grew by 3.3% in February, the second consecutive monthly slowdown since year-on-year growth reached a peak of 4.0% in December 2015, as shoppers started to show signs of more cautious behaviour in response to an uncertain economic outlook.
Contactless spending by Barclaycard’s UK customers in pubs and bars, pharmacies, supermarkets and on commuter transport rocketed in 2015, with overall spending up 164%. The news comes as industry body, UKCA, reveals that total contactless spending reached £7.75bn last year
The use of four digit PINs with credit and debit card payments - the most secure technology of its time to fight fraud - has now been a requirement in the UK for 10 years. However, newer payment technologies, such
Barclaycard data suggests that online retailers could miss out on one of the biggest trading periods of the year as a last minute in-store shopping rush is expected on Valentine’s Day this Sunday.