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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK card debt: keeping things in perspective

The Treasury Select Committee is to question heads of banks over their tardiness in introducing changes to the way credit card charges are presented. Yet while some of the aims of the Committee are laudable, its failure to keep the subject of credit card debt in perspective and its apparent determination to jump on a populist bandwagon are somewhat disappointing.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK card market: plastic card spending hits record growth

Despite a tough 12 months, the UK card market has set a new record for plastic spending, with transactions totaling GBP511 billion in 2006. This reflects the fact that UK consumers are continuing to grow more comfortable with the use of plastic cards, replacing both cash and checks in the process. Indeed, by 2011, it is forecast that the value of payment card spending will reach GBP652 billion.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2007
Expert View
Expert View

UK card sector takes a swipe at the fraudsters

Efforts in preventing card fraud appear finally to be paying off: losses to credit card fraud in the UK fell by over 5% in 2003. The introduction of chip and PIN will directly tackle fraud on lost and stolen cards and counterfeit fraud, ensuring that this decline continues. However, Datamonitor's Karina Purang warns that fraudsters have more than one trick up their sleeve...

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2004
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Expert View

UK card spending expected to increase 11% in 2008

The value of transactions carried out on payment cards in the UK is expected to grow from GBP536 billion in 2007 to GBP594 billion in 2008, an increase of 11%, as consumers start using cards instead of other payment types. This trend has been seen in the first half of 2008, when the value of transactions on debit and credit cards increased by 7% from a year before to reach GBP195 billion.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK cardiovascular disease: statins for all?

Researchers have suggested that in order to tackle heart disease in the country, nearly all middle-aged UK men should receive statins as preventative medicine. This claim points to the great need for new guidelines concerning statin use. However, new guidelines alone might not be enough to combat the prevalence and high cost of cardiovascular disease as more effective measures are required.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK cards and payments: credit and debit cards dominate the market

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK cards and payments: plastic becomes payment method of choice

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK cards: declining fraud means issuers can look to product development

UK card issuers have begun to see a material return on their investment in Chip and PIN technology. According to APACS, total fraud losses in H1 2005 were down significantly on 2004. This is very encouraging for the industry, and with full migration in sight, attention must now turn to the way in which issuers can leverage this smart card technology to improve their product offerings.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK cards: P-day passes without incident but issues remain

Another important milestone in the UK's migration to EMV was passed on February 14 without incident. As the dust settles on P-day, the early indications are that the switch-off of the magnetic stripe bypass has proceeded without any sign of the disaster predicted by some in the mainstream press. While there remains some work for the industry to do, the full rollout of EMV is progressing well.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK cards: security undermined by poor consumer practices

A recent report by UK consumer group Which? claims that millions of consumers are at risk of card fraud due to poor PIN protection. These findings demonstrate that even complex security measures are only effective if used correctly. Moreover, they highlight the critical importance of the need to continuously educate consumers on card safety, not just in the UK but in all markets.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010

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