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Article Posted: 16/05/2017

The longevity of cash and how long it will be before it dies out is a topic frequently discussed these days, with varying views expressed about the potential timescales involved. One ...

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Article Posted: 16/04/2017

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show e-commerce is an area where consumer usage continues to grow. The number of adults buying goods or services online in 2016 ...

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Article Posted: 16/03/2017

Figures have just been released by the UK Cards Association for card spending in 2016. They show that consumers spent £647 billion using payment cards in 2016 and that there ...

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Article Posted: 16/02/2017

There has been more news this month about forthcoming bank branch closures: HSBC has announced that it is to shut 62 of its branches as the final part of a ...

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Article Posted: 16/01/2017

The figures are now becoming available for the payment volumes and trends over the festive period. During the six weeks before Christmas, £25 billion was spent online, up a significant ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2016

Looking back over 2016, there have been a number of key themes which have prevailed in the payments market. The growth in contactless and mobile payments has risen dramatically, and looks ...

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Article Posted: 16/11/2016

New figures released by the UK Cards Association show that one in five card payments are now made via contactless. Usage jumped from being 7.9% of card purchases in August ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2016

The past few weeks have seen news released of a number of biometric developments in the payments industry. A recent report by Visa shows that 64 per cent of consumers ...

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Article Posted: 16/09/2016

Several milestones have been reached over the past month in the world of UK payments. On 13th September, the Bank of England launched a new plastic £5 note. Whilst its advent ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has just published its report on its two year investigation into the retail banking market. The report concludes that the larger traditional banks do ...

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