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.
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