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Retailers benefit from a double digit increase in card spending in October

Latest figures from the Barclaycard Spending Index published today show the amount spent on credit and debit cards, in-store and online, increased by 11.2% in October compared to October 2009.  Retailers received the boost as a result of low spending levels in 2009, coupled with the usual seasonal increase in spending, with Christmas drawing closer, and greater spending on Halloween– which analysts estimate to be worth £280m to retailers overall[1].

Intermediaries get automatic help to keep track of mortgage applications

Barclays unveils an updated IntroTrack service to ensure any broker submitting Woolwich mortgage applications automatically gets signed-up for the service, allowing them to receive email updates at each of the six key stages.  This is part of our continued approach to help intermediaries deliver a great service to their clients.

Barclaycard partners with the Money Advice Trust to launch My Money Steps

My Money Steps is being launched today (Tuesday 9th November) by debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust. It’s a new interactive online tool to help the growing numbers who need debt advice. Developed in partnership with Barclaycard, it gives people access to advice online in their own time so that they can find the best solutions to get their finances back on an even keel.

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