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.