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.
Consumers have been treating the January blues with a strong dose of retail therapy, increasing their spending in all major categories from clothing to household goods. Recent negative news about the global, European and UK economies has led to a
The number of ‘touch and go’ contactless transactions made by Barclaycard’s UK customers more than trebled in 2015*, thanks in part to the raising of the spending cap to £30, new data shows. The news comes as industry body, UKCA,
Consumers are starting 2016 with a spring in their step, with new research from Barclaycard revealing continued confidence in their own financial health.
The latest research, which takes an in-depth look at the country’s spending patterns and confidence levels, found that
Contactless payments now account for one in 10 card transactions, and with contactless spend nearing £1bn a month, Barclaycard research indicates contactless is a huge potential growth area for UK retailers.
Consumer spending grew 3.9% in the year to the end of November, as negligible inflation combined with higher employment and the highest wage growth in six years to give British households greater disposable income.
Despite the fact that seasonal spending using contactless is expected to be almost three times higher this year than last, many merchants could be missing out on valuable sales by failing to offer the option of contactless payment at the
Consumers chose to shop online rather than brave the crowds on Black Friday, according to data from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all UK card transactions. Online spending rocketed compared to the same time last year, seeing an uplift
The new Doorstep Economy is set to change the face of the retailing and service industries, as businesses move quickly in response to increasing consumer demand for more goods and services to be delivered to them, wherever they are, at
The Logic Group – a payments services provider and Barclaycard company – has launched its Retail Report 2015, which looks at the three key trends which are driving the modern omni-channel retail market. The top three omni-channel retail trends Contactless: fast becoming
Consumer spending growth hit 4.6% in July year-on-year, but it was a month of two halves thanks to the weather, according to the latest analysis of UK consumer spending by Barclaycard. High temperatures at the start of the month brought
Barclaycard is to roll out a range of wearable payment devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ contactless payments across the UK, following a successful launch of its bPay band last year. bPay will consist of a
The latest spend report from Barclaycard reveals that consumer spending climbed 3.8% in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the same period last year. Non-essential but nice-to-have experiences and items have seen the most significant uplift with spending on
Consumer spending hit a seven-month high in February as higher wage growth, falling inflation and lower petrol costs gave consumers more money to spend on leisure, travel and restaurants. Barclaycard’s monthly consumer spending index shows that, following a slight dip
Data released by Barclaycard shows that the number of contactless credit and debit card transactions made by its UK cardholders more than doubled last year compared to 2013 figures. Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions
Despite the biggest shopping day on record, with the highest spend growth of the festive season coming over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, consumer spending over the Christmas shopping period grew by just 4.1% – in line with previous months, according to new data
The Black Friday shopping phenomenon well and truly took off in the UK this year, as consumers spent 18% more than they did on the same day last year to get hold of the best deals in the run-up to Christmas. The huge
Discount supermarkets are set to win the battle for this year’s Christmas dinner table as Brits shun the mainstream high street brands and head to their cheaper rivals for their festive food, says Barclaycard. Data from the UK’s leading payments
Consumers across the UK are expected to spend millions at online checkouts over the next four days as the nation gears up for the biggest shopping season of the year, according to the latest retail news from Barclaycard. With online