Black Friday transactions soar as shoppers bag bargains

Black Friday transactions are up

Black Friday transactions have risen strongly year on year, early data showed.

Barclaycard, which processes nearly £1 in every £3 spent in the UK, said that by 10am this morning there had been a 12.5% increase in the volume of payment transactions versus the same period on Black Friday last year

Barclaycard payments chief executive Rob Cameron said: “Over the past couple of years we have seen an increase in the volume of transactions on Black Friday. This trend has continued in 2019.

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