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Credit Cards in the United Kingdom

  • ID: 2144232
  • Report
  • October 2021
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 30 Pages
  • Euromonitor International
The pandemic-driven uncertain economic environment has continued to have an impact on the credit card payments landscape in the UK in 2021. Although transactions are set to record strong single-digit increases in both current value and volume terms, the category’s performance is not yet expected to reach pre-pandemic levels. As the national lockdown in the first months of 2021 continued to affect employment and thus household incomes, consumers remained reluctant to borrow money.

The publisher's Credit Card Transactions in United Kingdom report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

Product coverage: Commercial Credit Card Transactions, Personal Credit Card Transactions.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Why buy this report?

  • Get a detailed picture of the Credit Card Transactions market;
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
  • Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
  • Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
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KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Consumers are still hesitant to use credit, and continue to pay back debt
  • Online shopping boom and alternative payment models challenge credit payments
  • New co-branded Amazon commercial credit cards are now available

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Reward schemes to be improved as it is more difficult to access traditional credit
  • Traditional banks to rethink their credit offers due to the booming demand for BNPL
  • Digital wallet payments to support the recovery of credit payments

CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 1 Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 2 Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 3 Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 4 Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 5 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 6 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 7 Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 8 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 9 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 10 Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 11 Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 12 Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 13 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 14 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 15 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 16 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 17 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 18 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 19 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 20 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 21 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 22 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 23 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 24 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 25 Forecast Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 26 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 27 Forecast Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 28 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 29 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 30 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 31 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 32 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 33 Forecast Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 34 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 35 Forecast Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 36 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026

FINANCIAL CARDS AND PAYMENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Financial cards and payments in 2021: The big picture
  • 2021 key trends – boom in BNPL and contactless limit increase
  • Brexit changes the financial regulatory landscape and cross-border payment fees
  • Supporting digitalisation is at the forefront of financial institutions
  • Competitive environment
  • What next for financial cards and payments?

MARKET INDICATORS
MARKET DATA
  • Table 37 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 38 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2016-2021
  • Table 39 Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 40 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 41 Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 42 Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 43 M-Commerce by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 44 M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 45 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 46 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 47 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 48 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 49 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 50 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2021-2026
  • Table 51 Forecast Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 52 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 53 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 54 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 55 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 56 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

DISCLAIMER
SOURCES
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