Credit card users that paid unexpected interest in the UK 2015, by card type

This statistic illustrates the number of respondents who did not expect to pay interest on their main credit card when they took it out but paid interest on it in the United Kingdom (UK) in the twelve months up to November 2015. A share of 28 percent of respondents with a rewards based credit card paid unexpected interest in the year leading up to November 2015.

Share of credit card users that had to pay interest they did not expect to in United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by card type

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Release date

November 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2015

Number of respondents

8,862 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Sample broken down as follows:
65% had credit card(s) and used it/them in the last 12 months. (active users): 25,879 weighted.
5% had credit card(s) but did not use it/them in the last 12 months. (inactive users): 2014.
30% did not have a credit card (non-users): 11,944.

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