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Credit and charge card figures (2012)

Credit card purchases

  • Credit and charge cards were used to make 2.2 billion purchases in the UK to a value of £140 billion.
  • There were just over 30 million credit and charge card holders in 2012, 61% of the UK adult population.
  • UK credit and charge card purchase volumes are expected to grow to 3.5 billion in 2022, with a total spend of £214 billion in that year.
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