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Summary figures (2010)

Number of cards at year end

  • The number of adults with a credit or charge card was 31.2 million, representing 64% of the adult population.
  • 19.8 million credit or charge card holders used their cards regularly at least once a month, down from 20.2 million in 2009.
  • There were 165.3 million cards in issue – 55.6 million credit cards, 6.6 million charge cards, 84.6 million debit cards, 18.6 million ATM-only cards and 0.2 million stand-alone cheque guarantee cards.
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