For the third year in a row, Uber was the most expensed brand among the more than 50 million expenses and US$3.3 billion in transactions processed across Certify’s North American customer base.

Meals proved to be the most-expensed category for businesses again in 2018, accounting for 17.2 per cent of all transactions. Certify says meals have seen the most expenses processed since the Spendsmart report was first launched in 2013.

But even in this category, digital brands are fast becoming the most popular option for businesses travellers who want to have meals delivered to their hotel or office.