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Debit card figures

Debit card transactions* as percentage of card market

  • Debit cards were used to make 7.7 billion purchases in the UK to a value of £337 billion.
  • The number of debit card holders increased by around a million compared to 2011. There are now almost 47 million cardholders.
  • Debit cards accounted for 50% of the value of UK retail sales.
  • Debit cards were used 2.7 billion times to acquire £184 billion of cash in the UK.
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