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Brits expected to spend £1.9 billion as Black Friday kicks off the first major weekend of Christmas shopping

Black Friday: o £721m forecast to be spent online on Visa cards, peaking between 18:00 and 19:00 (the commuter hour) – spend up 17% on 2014 and 61% on 2013 o £1.19bn forecast to be spent face to face on Visa cards, peaking between 13:00 and 14:00 – spend up only 4% on 2014 but 20% on 2013 Cyber Monday: o £629m to be spent online – spend up 17% on 2014 and 45% on 2013