According to figures released by Payment UK in their latest report, the average UK adult makes 264 debit, credit contactless car payments a year. That equates to 16 debit card payments, 4 credit card payments and 2 contactless payments per month.

The Payment UK: 2016 UK Payment Market report goes on to predict that by 2025, 50% of all payments in the UK will be made through debit or credit card.

In 2015 there were 10,132,000 (10 billion and 132 million) debit card payments, of which 911,000,000 (911 million) were made by contactless. There was a further 2,549,000 (2 billion and 549 million) credit cards payments.