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Internet card use (2009)

Consumer internet card spending

  • 33.9 million adults purchased goods and services over the internet, equating to 67% of the adult population.
  • 608 million card payments were made online with a total spend of £47.2 billion. Of these payments, 48% were made using debit cards and 52% using credit or charge cards.
  • The average value of online debit card and credit or charge card transactions were £72 and £83 respectively.
  • Fraud losses on UK-issued plastic cards amounted to £440.3 million, a decrease of £169.6 million or 28% on 2008.
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