Tagged: consumer spending

Discretionary Spending Hit as UK Consumer Cost Pressures Mount – Research Study

Discretionary spending hit as household cost pressures continue to mount according to the latest findings from KPMG UK‘s Consumer Pulse survey. As noted in the update, four in ten consumers say they’ve “cut back on non-essential spending, reducing their monthly discretionary budget by £77 on… Read More

UK Consumers Four Times More Likely to Save than Spend – Consumer Spending Report

Half of consumers say they have cut non-essential spend in the first quarter of the year and consumers are four times more likely to save than spend, according to new research from KPMG UK. KPMG UK’s Consumer Pulse survey tracks the quarterly confidence and spending… Read More

Data from Ant Group Indicates Rebound of Consumer Spending During First Back-to-Normal Chinese New Year

Data from Ant Group reportedly shows a robust rebound of consumer spending during the first back-to-normal Chinese New Year (CNY) travel season after the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in cross-border tourism. Through the Alipay+ cross-border mobile payment technology solutions, Chinese travelers may pay “for goods, food… Read More

Consumers Curbing Their Holiday Spending: M1 Survey

M1, an investing platform that allows users to invest, borrow, spend, and earn in one place, this week released findings from its 2023 holiday shopping and saving survey, gleaned from insights from nearly 700 M1 users. The findings provide a comprehensive look into the significant… Read More

Majority of US Consumers Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Yet Still Plan to Continue Spending – LendingClub Report

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent company of LendingClub Bank, America’s digital marketplace bank, released key findings from the Reality Check: Paycheck-To-Paycheck research series. The Holiday Shopping Deep Dive Edition examines “the financial lifestyles and spending choices of U.S. consumers going into the 2023 holiday… Read More

BNPL: Consumers Say Flexible Payments Allow Them to Manage Expenses More Effectively, Zip Research Reveals

Americans are shopping earlier than ever before and leveraging flexible payments to manage their expenses during the holiday season according to newly released research from leading financial services company Zip Co (ASX: ZIP). The survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults revealed “that 57% of… Read More

UK Consumers Expected to Cut Bank on Holiday Spending Due to Cost of Living Crisis – Survey

The scale of Christmas / holiday spending cutbacks due to the cost of living is highlighted in new research from KPMG UK – which shows consumer intention “to cut back on buying gifts, groceries and socializing.” Over 2600 UK consumers were surveyed for KPMG –… Read More

Online Spending Declines as Retailers Brace for Challenging Market Conditions, Airwallex Report Reveals

A spending downturn in the retail and e-commerce sector drove a $2.9 billion YoY nation-wide drop in online spending, according to the Q3 Digital Economy Index from global financial platform Airwallex. The quarterly Airwallex Digital Economy Index “records year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter snapshots of the digital… Read More

Vishal Kapoor of Affirm: Fintech Executive Shares Insights on Stricter Regulation of BNPL Sector

We recently sat down with Vishal Kapoor, Head of Product at Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), a payment network that helps millions of consumers spend and save “responsibly” and empowers hundreds of thousands of businesses with the tools to fuel growth. In his role, Vishal leads the… Read More

Record Number of New Credit Card Accounts Opened in Q1 2023, as Banks Continue to Increase Spending Limits – Report

Although the US Federal Reserve has been increasing interest rates, lenders have also been increasing consumers’ access to credit. Along with opening up a “record” $89 billion in new credit card accounts during the year’s first quarter, banking institutions also boosted spending limits on 18.4… Read More

Consumer Spending: US Retail Sales Up +4.7% YoY in March, Mastercard Report Reveals

According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive “were up +4.7% year-over-year (YOY) in March.” Mastercard SpendingPulse reportedly “reflects nominal spending and is not adjusted for inflation.” At a national level, while… Read More

Fintech Firm Wedge, Visa to Power Spending Innovation

Wedge Financial, Inc., a fintech company that brings the power of the markets and programmable payments to everyday spending, is partnering with Visa (NYSE: V) in order to launch a debit card “connected to the Wedge app, accelerating its mission to revolutionize consumer spending.” Wedge… Read More

Consumer Spending Recovery Observed on Alipay Platform Around Chinese New Year: Report

As this year’s week-long Chinese New Year holiday comes to an end, Ant Group would like to share some observations on Chinese consumers’ spring festival spending and trends. These findings “provide a snapshot of recovering consumption in China’s domestic market and outbound tourism market.” Main… Read More

Credit, Charge Card Payments in Hong Kong to Exceed $100B by 2026: Report

The Hong Kong credit and charge card payments market is set “to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% between 2022–2026 to reach HKD 831.9 billion ($106.7 billion) in 2026, driven by a significant shift in consumer preferences towards non-cash payment methods… Read More

Klarna Introduces Money Story, an Overview of Clients’ Spending in 2022

Klarna, which claims to be the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards,  announced the launch of Money Story in the US Klarna App – “a personal spending summary of 2022 that provides millions of consumers with useful insights into their spending… Read More

Consumer Spending Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans to Spend Same or More on Retail Purchases in 2023

Despite continued inflation and the potential of a recession, 67% of Americans plan to spend either the same or more in 2023 as they did in 2022 “on retail purchases” according to a new survey commissioned by DailyPay and Dollar Tree and conducted online by… Read More

US Retail Sales Grew 7.6% this Holiday Season, Mastercard Report Reveals

According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive “increased 7.6% year-over-year this holiday season, running from November 1 through December 24.” Mastercard SpendingPulse “measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment and is not adjusted for inflation.” Steve Sadove, senior advisor… Read More

Canadian Retail Sales Grew Significantly YoY in November, Mastercard Report Reveals

According to Mastercard (NASDAQ: MQ) SpendingPulseTM, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, Canadian retail sales, “excluding automotive, increased +3.8% YOY, (+15.6% YO3Y) in November.” While E-commerce sales were :down this month -3% YOY, growth remains strong since pre-pandemic at… Read More

PayPal Rewards Program to Help Clients Save Money in Time for Holiday Season

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced the introduction of PayPal Rewards, a new unified rewards program that gives customers “an easy way to shop, earn, track, save, and redeem rewards and offers all in one place – their PayPal app.” PayPal Rewards “connects PayPal’s merchant… Read More

BNPL: Afterpay’s Monthly Payment Solution Gives Consumers More Ways to Pay

Afterpay (ASX:APT), which claims to be a leader in “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) payments, introduced a new payment solution that gives consumers even more choice, flexibility and time “to pay, with transparent terms to support responsible spending – just in time for the busy… Read More

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