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Welcome to UK Finance’s Annual Statistical Publications

Here you will find UK Finance’s annual statistical publications, containing detailed commentary on trends in the UK’s payment markets, statistical tables of historic and forecast data for payments, and analysis of recent and emerging developments in payments.

Members and Associate Members of UK Finance will have access to all publications. Non-Members who have purchased individual publications will only be able to access those specific reports.

2018 Reports

UK Payment Markets 2018

UK Payment Markets 2018

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June 2018

A detailed analysis of the use of all types of payments in the UK during 2017, as well as forecasts of payment trends in the UK for the next 10 years. Includes commentary on payments used by consumers, businesses and Government.

UK Payment Statistics 2018

UK Payment Statistics 2018

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July 2018

Key statistics on payments in the UK during 2017, as well as annual data on payments since 2007 and annual forecasts up to and including 2027. Statistical tables include data on all of the UK payment clearings, cash machines, card payments and other key trends in the UK’s payment markets.

UK Consumer Payments 2018

UK Consumer Payments 2018

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August 2018

Statistics summarising the latest findings from UK Finance’s annual National Payments Study (NPS) for 2017. The NPS is a continuous consumer research survey commissioned on an ongoing basis since 1988. It provides a wealth of information about personal financial holdings, payments and cash acquisition in the UK.

UK Card Payments 2018

UK Card Payments 2018

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November 2018

UK Card Payments 2018 provides a comprehensive summary of how and where cards were used in 2017. This includes data on how many cards consumers hold and what they bought with them, both in the high street and online. It also includes details of personal card spending habits, and forecasts how our use of cards is expected to change over the next ten years.

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2018

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2018

Expected - Mid-November 2018

Detailed analysis of how and where we obtained and spent cash in the UK during 2017. Includes details of the number of cash machines and where these are located. Also includes forecasts for how cash use will change over the next decade and comparisons with other countries.

2017 Reports

UK Payment Markets 2017

UK Payment Markets 2017

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May 2017

A detailed analysis of the use of all types of payments in the UK during 2016, as well as forecasts of payment trends in the UK for the next 10 years.  Includes commentary on payments used by consumers, businesses and Government.

UK Payment Statistics 2017

UK Payment Statistics 2017

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June 2017

Key statistics on payments in the UK during 2016, as well as annual data on payments since 2006 and annual forecasts up to and including 2026.  Statistical tables include data on all of the UK payment clearings, cash machines, card payments and other key trends in the UK’s payment markets.

UK Consumer Payments 2017

UK Consumer Payments 2017

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June 2017

Statistics summarising the latest findings from Payments UK’s annual National Payments Study (NPS) for 2016. The NPS is a continuous consumer research survey commissioned on an ongoing basis since 1988.  It provides a wealth of information about personal financial holdings, payments and cash acquisition in the UK.

UK Cheques 2017

UK Cheques 2017

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August 2017

Analysis of trends in 2016 and forecasts for the use of cheques in the UK, both for payment and cash acquisition.  Includes comparisons with cheque use in other countries.

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2017

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2017

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August 2017

Detailed analysis of how and where we obtained and spent cash in the UK during 2016.  Includes details of the number of cash machines and where these are located.  Also includes forecasts for how cash use will change over the next decade and comparisons with other countries.

UK Automated Payments 2017

UK Automated Payments 2017

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October 2017

Analysis of trends in 2016 and forecasts for the use of Bacs Direct Credit, Direct Debit, Faster Payments, standing orders and CHAPS.  Includes forecasts for payments over the next decade and comparisons with automated payments in other countries.

2016 Reports

UK Payment Markets 2016

UK Payment Markets 2016

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Provides a detailed commentary on the use of payments in the UK over the last 12 months and forecasts the next 10 years.

UK Payment Statistics 2016

UK Payment Statistics 2016

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Key statistics on UK payment clearings, cash, card payments and payment markets.

UK Consumer Payments 2016

UK Consumer Payments 2016

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Trends in consumer holdings and the use of different payment methods.

UK Cheques 2016

UK Cheques 2016

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Main trends and forecasts for the use of cheques for payment and cash acquisition.

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2016

UK Cash & Cash Machines 2016

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Detailed commentary on how and where we obtain and spend cash. It includes details of the number of cash machines and where these are located.

UK Automated Payments 2016

UK Automated Payments 2016

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Trends and forecasts for the use of automated credits, Direct Debits, standing orders and CHAPS.