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Credit and charge card figures (2015)

Credit card purchases

Number of credit and charge cards in issue (annual average)
  • Credit and charge cards were used to make 2.5 billion purchases in the UK to a value of £146 billion.
  • 80% of all credit and charge card spending in 2015 was made by cardholders who repaid the balance in full.
  • UK credit and charge card purchase volumes are expected to grow to 3.6 billion in 2025, with a total spend of £183 billion.
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