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If all the cheques processed in 2009 were laid end-to-end, they would stretch almost 3.5 times round the world. This compares with 9 times around the world in 2000 and in 1990, the peak year for the number of cheques processed, 12 times.
The Payment Council produce a great number of publications each year. Our Statistical Research Publications contain a wealth of information and key facts about the payment markets, some of these facts are listed here.
In 2010, personal spending by debit card overtook personal spending by cash.
In 2014, there will be more payments made by non-cash methods than by cash.