Bank holiday weekend busiest spending period since Christmas 2019

Sep 01, 2021 - City AM

The recent August bank holiday weekend was the busiest spending period since Christmas 2019, data has revealed.

Barclaycard Payments processed more transactions on both Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29 than on any date since Christmas Eve 2019 as Brits spent the weekend shopping.

Transaction volumes were up 14.4 per cent across all sectors over the long weekend, in comparison to 2020, and up 9.4 per cent compared to 2019.

Leisure and entertainment businesses saw a bank h...