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Around 7,000 UK high-street and online retailers now use retail finance, with 0% deals being increasingly common, says Apex Insight's report.

According to Apex Insight‘s latest report, lending via retail finance is thought to be worth over £4bn per year, equivalent to 1.5% of all retail sales in the UK. The report predicts that this market is set to grow further, to over 2% of retail sales.

The report identifies the key drivers of growth for POS Finance in recent years, as well as how the market works, recent happenings, threats, opportunities, the types of retailer it is favoured by, as well as comparisons with other forms of finance.

According to the report growth has been driven by trends, including the shift to online shops where finance deals are now very common and the widespread availability of interest-free deals and new technology such as apps enabling quicker decision-making and higher acceptance rates.

A breakdown of the report's findings on retail finance have been illustrated in the infographic below (click for full view).


Apex insight retail finance report 2017


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