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Internet card use

Consumer internet card spending

  • Online debit card spending passed online credit card spending for the first time. Debit card spending was £35 billion, compared to £34 billion on credit cards.
  • Total online card spending increased by £5 billion in 2012. Consumers spent £68 billion online last year - 15% of personal card spending.
  • Almost nine in ten used the internet for personal purposes in 2012, including 37% who did so using a mobile phone. 86% of users bought something online.
  • Online debit card volumes are almost one and a half times those of credit cards. Debit card volumes were 542 million in 2012, compared to 388 million credit card payments.
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