Barclays has become the first High Street bank to allow its customers to “switch off” certain types of spending on their debit cards.
The idea is to help vulnerable customers, particularly problem gamblers, or those in serious debt.
However, all account holders can now block their own spending in a number of categories, including supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and petrol stations.
It follows pressure from charities and money experts such as Martin Lewis.
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