Internet spending has jumped by more than a quarter in the last two years, a new report analysing how the UK uses payment cards online reveals.

Card spending on the internet totalled £154 billion in the UK in 2016, averaging £422 million a day, figures from The UK Cards Association show. This is a rise of 28 per cent since 2014, when online spending amounted to £120 billion.

Analysis finds one in four card purchases online is on entertainment, with consumers buying cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and digital content.

Figures also show the UK spends online more per household than any other country, at US$5,900 in 2015. This is higher than Norway (US$5,400), the USA (US$4,500) and Australia (US$4,000).

The report looks at internet spending patterns on debit and credit cards in the UK and finds that: