Post Office survey reveals cash struggle for UK holidaymakers

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A Post Office report has revealed that 57 percent of people on a staycation have experienced difficulty in finding a nearby bank or ATM, with 18 percent stating this had happened in the past six months.

 

The survey of 2,000 people also stated that a lack of cash points meant 27 percent of holidaymakers were unable to purchase items from small cash-only traders, while 32 percent had been able to buy food.

“The peak summer months are particularly busy for us with more and more people visiting to withdraw cash,” said Wells next to the Sea Postmistress Carol Starkey, adding that “the last bank in town closed earlier this year.”

A further 21 percent of respondents stated a lack of easy cash access created problems with missed buses, trains and car park tickets.

The survey follows the June prediction by Which? that 13 percent of the country’s remaining free-to-use cash machines will disappear before Q419.


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