Summary figures (2015)
Number of cards at year end
- 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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