This equates to almost one payment for every man, woman and child living here.
The record-breaking figures for 22 December 2012 are 8.96% up on the previous record that was set on 23 December last year.
They were peaks as high as 10,000 transactions a minute both in the morning and the afternoon. The absolute peak of 10,908 transactions came at 11:50am. However, this is not an all-time record.