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Credit and charge card figures (2014)

Credit card purchases

Number of credit and charge cards in issue (annual average)
  • Credit and charge cards were used to make 2.3 billion purchases in the UK to a value of £142 billion.
  • On average, credit card holders made 69 purchases in the year, spending £4,000.
  • UK credit and charge card purchase volumes are expected to grow to 3.2 billion in 2024, with a total spend of £183 billion.
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