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Summary figures (2015)

Number of cards at year end

Number of cards at end of year 2015
  • There were 175.6 million cards in issue: 59.0 million credit cards; 5.7 million
  • charge cards; 98.8 million debit cards and 12.2 million ATM-only cards.
  • 49% of all cards in issue were contactless by the end of the year, amounting to 79 million cards.
  • In 2015 cards were used to make 17 billion transactions (+9.2%) totalling £856 billion (+6.6%).
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