Marks and Spencer has announced that its combined credit card and loyalty programme - the “&more” credit Card - will go live nationally on October 6.

The “&more” credit card can be used in all outlets which accept credit card payments. From October 6, 2.6m existing Chargecard users will be upgraded to the new card and other customers will be able to apply for one.

Chief executive, Roger Holmes, said: “Marks and Spencer Money forms an important part of our overall group strategy. The ‘&more’ credit card launch will provide us with a strong platform for future growth.