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Credit and charge card figures (2009)

Credit card purchases

  • Credit and charge cards were used to make 2.0 billion purchases in the UK to a value of £132 billion.
  • Each cardholder had on average 2.19 cards, down from 2.34 in 2008.
  • Credit and charge card purchase volumes are projected to increase to 3.0 billion by 2019, with spend in that year of £196 billion.
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