Lost plas­tic is on the cards for mil­lions

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

MIL­LIONS of us are ex­pected to lose our bank card over the fes­tive sea­son and are be­ing warned they could end up strapped for cash as they may have to wait up to 14 days for a re­place­ment.

Re­search from Metro Bank re­veals that 2.5 mil­lion peo­ple will lose, mis­place or have their debit or credit cards stolen over Christ­mas.

Over 1.1 mil­lion will lose cards at a Christ­mas or New Year’s Eve party.

The av­er­age time to get a re­place­ment card is 11 days but, tak­ing into ac­count the fes­tive bank hol­i­days, it could take up to 14 days with San­tander and HSBC, 12 with Lloyds and the Co-op Bank and 11 with Na­tion­wide.

Bar­clays and NatWest are a bit speed­ier at an av­er­age of seven days, but Metro beats the lot as you can pick up a card in­stantly in store – ex­cept for Christ­mas Day and New Year’s Day.

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