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Internet card use (2010)

Consumer internet card spending

  • 36.6 million adults purchased goods and services over the internet, equating to 72% of the adult population.
  • 717 million card payments were made online with a total spend of £ 53.6 billion. Of these payments, 54% were made using debit cards and 46% using credit or charge cards.
  • The average value of online debit card and credit or charge card transactions were £66 and £85 respectively.
  • Card fraud losses in 2010 totalled £365 million, a decrease of around £75 million or 17% on 2009.
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