Barclays customers can now ‘switch off’ types of spending. Men switch off ‘spending time with the wife and kids’.

December 11, 2018

Barclays has become the first High Street bank to allow its customers to “switch off” certain categories of spending. The original idea was to help vulnerable customers, particularly problem gamblers, or those in serious debt. However, a number of customers – primarily men – have chosen to switch off other types of spending such as spending time with their wife and kids or spending a penny so they can get a good night’s sleep.