Just 10 years after their introduction, more than 30 million people, two-thirds of the UK adult population, now have bank debit cards - Switch, Visa Delta, Connect - according to Visa. One advantage over cheques is that bank statements normally give details of the payee. The next decade will see a further decline in the use of cash and cheques, predicts Visa.
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Readers of the Independent are more likely to have a credit card than readers of any other daily newspaper apart from the Daily Telegraph, says research by consultants Datamonitor.
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