Lost plastic is on the cards for millions
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.