Black Friday off to slow start as store closures depress spending

Black Friday

This year’s Black Friday is off to a slow start as non-essential store closures across much of the UK have seen payment volumes decrease year-on-year.

As of 9am today, retailers have seen a 13.2% decrease in the volume of payments from customers compared to the same period on Black Friday last year, according to data from Barclaycard.

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