Barclays switch off spending feature is now available for.
Stopping a future payment on your debit or credit card. This advice applies to England Print If you agree that someone can take a payment from your credit or debit card at a future date, known as a continuous payment authority, you can cancel the payment before it is taken. This applies to: one-off payments, for example to pay back a payday loan; regular payments, such as payments for a gym.
Barclays bank introduces banking app feature that allows users to switch off access to certain retail sectors, barring themselves from gambling transactions at online casinos and betting shops.
Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware said: “By giving its customers the ability to block gambling transactions, Starling Bank gives them the chance to think twice, and better still, provides contact details for the National Gambling Helpline which offers advice and free treatment. GambleAware warmly welcomes this innovation and hopes all other banks will follow this example as soon as.
At least four more high street banks - the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander - are working on plans to help customers restrict their spending on gambling, after Barclays became the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander planning to let you block gambling transactions.
Barclaycard is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and Barclaycard International Payments Limited. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Registered in England No. 1026167.
Barclays launches new banking app feature to block gambling transactions.
More banks enable customers to block gambling transactions HSBC and Halifax are the latest banks to recognise their role in supporting customers to manage their money and gamble responsibly. They have introduced measures intended to help problem gamblers from spending money with bookmakers and online casinos, joining the likes of Barclays, Santander, Lloyds and RBS who already have similar.