More money paid off on plastic

Press Association
Debit card machine
Debit card machine

Consumers paid off more on credit cards than they borrowed last month, suggesting households are continuing to tighten their belts, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) have shown.

The BBA's High Street Banking report said that new spending on credit cards was £6.8 billion in September, down from £6.9 billion in August.