New research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that ‘outfit of the day’ posts have literally become just that. Almost one in 10 Brits reveal that they have bought clothes online
Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that non-essential spending grew 5.5%, its best performance since October 2016.
Barclaycard partners with Travis Perkins and Toolstation to launch a new range of co-branded business credit cards
Barclaycard, which has helped make businesses successful for more than 50 years, is partnering with selected companies of the Travis Perkins Group to launch a new range of co-branded business credit cards. The rollout of the new cards kicks off
Consumer spending grew 5.1 per cent year-on-year in May – the highest level recorded since April 2017 – driven by a strong rise in in-store spending (2.6 per cent).
Consumer spending increased 3.4 per cent year-on-year in April, recovering slightly from a slowdown in March (2.0 per cent), as Brits shifted their priorities from the previous month to help give spending on ‘nice-to-haves’ a boost.
Plummeting retail figures reflect critical need for better omni-channel customer experience, says Aspect Software
New figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have revealed that like-for-like retail sales in the UK in April fell by 4.2 per cent year-on-year. Alongside this, total sales in the same period were down 3.1 per cent, representing
Barclaycard has developed ‘Dine & Dash’, a new solution enabling diners to simply walk out after eating – bypassing the traditional bill-paying process – which will be unveiled with a consumer trial at high-street chain Prezzo. The launch comes in
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout.
As more adults buy children’s toys for themselves, Barclaycard and Smyths Toys launch aisle for ‘big kids’
Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over
New research from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit transactions, reveals that millennial hosts (aged 18-34) are set to spend on average £268 each to host Christmas. This equates to £570 million across the whole of
Retailers are tapping into increased male spending power and demand by expanding men’s sections both online and on the high street, recognising the greater variety and prominence of male fashion over recent years. New research released today by Barclaycard, which processes
Despite the growing popularity of online shopping, enhancing the in-store experience still presents a significant commercial opportunity for retailers, with conversion rates almost twice as high as in physical stores, according to new research from Barclaycard. The findings reveal that consumers
Consumer spending growth softened to 2.9 per cent year-on-year in August – below the 2017 average of 3.8 per cent – as Brits managed ‘the squeeze’ of higher inflation and subdued wage growth by shuffling their purchasing priorities. August’s figure was
Consumer spending grew by 3.5% year-on-year in July, the highest figure since April, as the cost of everyday groceries continued to push up spending in supermarkets. Shoppers reported another month of ‘feeling the squeeze’ of higher inflation and subdued wage
Barclaycard trials new ‘pocket checkout’ payment concept which cuts out shoppers’ need to visit a till
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout. Grab+Go transforms
Consumer spending grew 5.5% in April as inflation drives up cost of everyday essentials, Barclaycard reports
Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in April driven by inflation on essentials and a later Easter in 2017 Essential item expenditure grew 11.4%, partially due to an ‘Easter bounce’ in supermarket spending (10.3%) and another strong month for petrol (14.7%) Although meals
Supermarket contactless spending jumps 2.4 times as ‘touch and go’ becomes most popular way to pay, Barclaycard data shows
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
Economic and political uncertainty leads to year of two halves for consumer spending, Barclaycard reports
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
‘Apples’ are new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice this Christmas, Barclaycard finds
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’