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Internet card use (2013)

Consumer internet card spending

  • Online debit card spending passed online credit card spending for the first time in 2012. In 2013 debit card spending was £40 billion, compared to £34 billion on credit cards.
  • Total card spending increased by almost £6 billion in 2013. Consumers spent £74 billion online last year – 14% of personal card spending.
  • Almost nine in ten used the internet for personal purposes in 2013, including 40% who did so using a mobile phone. 91% of regular internet users shopped online during 2013.
  • Online debit card volumes are almost one and a half times those of credit cards. Debit card volumes were 545 million in 2013, compared to 424 million credit card payments.
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