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Internet card use (2008)

Consumer internet card spending

  • 32.5 million adults purchased goods and services over the internet, equating to 65% of the population.
  • 538 million card payments were made online with a spend of £41.2 billion. Of these payments, 48% were made using debit cards and 52% using credit or charge cards.
  • The average values of online debit card and credit or charge card transactions were £74 and £79 respectively.
  • Fraud losses on UK-issued plastic cards amounted to almost £610 million, an increase of £75 million or 14% on 2007.
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