27.7% of the UK Now Pay For a Mobile Payment Service, Report Shows

  • Payments
  • 12.02.2021 08:19 pm

57.18 million of us now make digitally-enabled transactions, bringing the total value of digitally enabled payments annually to a staggering $188.3 billion, this is an increase of 19.7% when compared to 2019. These are the findings from Digital 2021 UK, the annual country-specific report from Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management and We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency which analyses the UK’s use of social media and digital trends.

Other key stats from the report include: 

  • The total value of the ecommerce goods market in the UK = $97.03 billion 

  • 27.7% of us pay for a mobile payment service, such as Apple Pay, 66% of us pay for digital content, 14.5% of us pay for online ride-hailing services 

  • 65.4% of the UK now have a credit card 

  • 76.6% of females make online transactions, this increases to 85% for men 

  • When looking at consumer spend on apps, we spent the most money on Tinder in 2020, followed by Disney+ and YouTube


You can view the report via this link. 

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