UK consumer spending in September 2013 remained well above the rate of inflation for the sixth month in a row, driven in part by strong retail spend as families continued to feel more positive about the future, according to the
Consumer spending in the UK continued its positive momentum in August 2013, according to Barclaycard’s monthly analysis of UK spending. Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the UK, said spending grew 4.4% year-on-year in
As thousands of families up and down the country get ready to enjoy the late summer bank holiday, analysis of the UK’s spending by Barclaycard show just how much domestic leisure attractions benefited from the third warmest July on record.
Consumer spending in the UK continued to grow strongly in July 2013, according to Barclaycard’s monthly analysis of UK spending. Total spending for the month was up 4.8% on the same month last year, driven by spending on groceries, petrol
The recent heatwave encouraged Brits to get outdoors, with a 39.9% rise in sales at camp sites and caravan parks at the start of July (7-13 July 2013) compared to the same time last year, reveal new figures from Barclaycard. Following the
A strong summer blockbuster season has so far contributed towards a 31% growth in cinema spending compared to last year (24 April to 30 June 2013), reveal new figures from Barclaycard. The release of Iron Man 3 on 24th April kicked off the
Consumer spending in the UK continued its upward momentum in June 2013, according to the latest analysis of monthly spending trends from Barclaycard. Consumer spend in June rose overall by 4.9% compared to June 2012 – the third month
Garden centre sales in the first three months of 2013 were down by a quarter (25%) compared to the first three months of 2012, as cold weather meant gardeners stayed away, according to data released by Barclaycard on the launch
Improving weather has had a positive impact on retailers and total spend growth, compared to April last year, was up 3.6%, according to new Barclaycard spending data. After a slow start in April, consumer spending improved along with the
Retailers have received a double blow to early April spending from the usual post-Easter slowdown and from the unseasonably cold weather, according to spending data from Barclaycard. Combined, it found these created a 4.8% decrease in overall spending compared to
Payzone and Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance have announced they will work together to develop a new card acceptance service for small businesses in the UK. Payzone said he new service will enable it to provide card acceptance services to small
Barclaycard has launched two new reward cards – Barclaycard Freedom Rewards and Barclaycard Cashback – designed to make it easier for customers to get value and rewards on their everyday spend, without changing the way they shop. The Barclaycard Freedom Rewards card
Barclaycard has teamed up with the cloud-based e-commerce platform Powa to help its small business customers trade online in a secure and optimised way. The new venture will provide business customers with an online presence, support the need to
Organisers of the inaugural Europe and Middle East Loyalty Awards report they have attracted 130 entries from across the region, reflecting the boost in new schemes as cash strapped consumers pay more attention to rewards when they shop. Announcing the
Housewares retailer, Lakeland, is launching contactless payment in stores in partneship with Barclaycard and Visa Europe. From 30 June 2012, all 57 Lakeland stores will accept contactless card and mobile payments, allowing customers a faster and more convenient way to
Timpson Group is rolling out contactless payment to all its Timpson shoe repair stores and Max Spielmann photo processing outlets in partnership with Barclaycard. From October 2011, the service will be offered in all of the Group’s 860 branches, offering
Barclaycard has teamed up with a leading mobile phone voucher service, vouchercloud, to help cardholders receive Barclaycard Freedom rewards. Special offers from Barclaycard Freedom’s participating retailers, including Shell, PizzaExpress and Goldsmiths, can be found on the vouchercloud app and website.
Barclaycard Freedom, the loyalty scheme from Barclaycard, is launching its largest promotion to date to drive customer footfall and spend at participating retailers. The promotion will offer Barclaycard cardholders 10% Reward Money each time they make a purchase between 7–10 July 2011.
Barclaycard in marking the 45th anniversary of the UK’s first credit card. Since it launched on 26 June 1966, credit cards have grown the company reports today Barclaycards are used 32,760 times an hour. The year after the first credit
Starbucks has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, to bring contactless payments to its coffee shops. From spring 2012, customers in selected stores will be able to pay for their coffees by holding their contactless credit
Value retailer Wilkinson is trialing Barclaycard contactless payment in 25 stores, ahead of a potential roll out of the technology across its estate. With over 4m customers a week, Wilkinsons is the first in its sector to trial the contactless
Spending on credit and debit cards in-store and online, was 9.1% higher in May compared to the same month last year, according to data collected by Barclaycard. Looking at the month-to-month picture, spending increased from April to May by 6.5% as
Several new national partners have been confirmed in the line-up of retailers participating in the Barclaycard Freedom reward scheme when it goes live today, 17 March. Claimed to be the broadest retail rewards scheme in the UK, brands including Shell,
Barclaycard is launching a loyalty card scheme in March, which it claims will be the broadest retail rewards programme in the UK. Barclaycard Freedom will be available to over eight million cardholders who will be able to earn rewards in