UK Black Friday transactions up 0.7% vs 2021 so far -Barclaycard Payments

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a sign advertising Black Friday offers at a House of Fraser store in Manchester, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - The volume of Black Friday payment transactions in Britain as of 1300 GMT was up 0.7% versus 2021, data from Barclaycard Payments showed on Friday.

Barclaycard Payments, which processes nearly 1 pound ($1.21) in every 3 pounds spent on credit and debit cards in the UK, said the volume of transactions was up 4.9% versus 2019.

($1 = 0.8269 pounds)

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton)