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Summary figures (2014)

Number of cards at year end

Number of cards at the end of 2014
  • There were 178.9 million cards in issue: 56.9 million credit cards; 6.4 million charge cards; 95.7 million debit cards and 19.9 million ATM-only cards.
  • 36% of all cards in issue were contactless by the end of the year, amounting to 58 million cards.
  • In 2014 cards were used to make 15.8 billion transactions (+9.1%) totalling £802 billion (+5.4%).
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