Spending among over-65s up 20% as Covid-19 jabs bolster consumer confidence

An AIB report found that the overall card spend was up 14 per cent in March

21st April, 2021
Spending among over-65s up 20% as Covid-19 jabs bolster consumer confidence
Overall spending increased 14 per cent in March. In-person spend increased by 20 per cent, while online spending was up 9 per cent. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The latest edition of the AIB Spend Trend report has noted that improvements in the weather and the continued vaccine roll-out have positively impacted consumer confidence.

Spending among the over-65s, many of whom are being offered or have already been offered Covid-19 vaccinations, experienced the largest boost in the month of March, increasing 20 per cent month-on-month.

Overall spending increased 14 per cent in the month of March, while there was a 9 per cent...

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