Last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve will see Britons spending a total of £1.37 billion, or £57 million per hour, it has been claimed.
Such a figure is based on research by Sainsbury’s
It is anticipated that £246 million of this spending will be on
The head of Sainsbury’s
Those keen to keep their repayments down after running up large balances on their cards at this time of year may wish to see if they can get a cheaper card with a low balance transfer rate.
According to Barclaycard, the busiest time in the run up to Christmas was at 12:48 GMT on Saturday 19th, when there were 370 card transactions per second.