Number of payment cards with a debit function in the United Kingdom 2014-2018

A debit card is a card that enables the cardholder to have purchases immediately charged to their account. The account could offer overdraft facilities as an additional feature. In 2018, there were approximately 97.9 million cards with a debit function in the United Kingdom. Although gaining popularity over the past couple of years, credit cards are still less popular than debit cards.

Total number of payment cards with a debit function in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source added the following information "At the time of publication in July 2019, UK data for 2018 were not available. Newly transmitted data for UK have been included in this report on 26 November 2019. Consequently, EU figures have also been updated and comprise UK data, wherever applicable."

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