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Halifax joins HSBC in letting customers block cards from gambling.  



Posted : 19th November 2019 11:30 pm

About time the big banks offered this facility.

Posted : 19th November 2019 11:34 pm

Well view is that the card should automatically not be allowed to be used for a gambling transaction.

If we are to combat gambling dens draining communites then the financial institution have to face up to the moral  question.

A financial institution should be based on good sense and good foundations...allowing cardholders to gamble is morally bankrupt in my opinion.

It shouldnt just be a cardholder choice...any gambling transaction should be red flagged for the protection of UK and worldwide citizens

Posted : 20th November 2019 5:42 am

Fantastic to see this. Just applied it on my account. I’m in a good place after 3 years not gambling but like to put these things in place as you never know what’s round the corner. I won around £xxxxxx in a day about 5 years ago. Paid my overdraft off which was £1000 at the time and all my payday loans. It wasn’t long before the money was spent and the loans were again taken out and the overdraft maxed out. Only this time Halifax gave me a £xxxxx overdraft instead of £1000. At the time I thought this was great until I spent every penny and was then charged £3 a day interest. Halifax will have seen the signs and chose to do nothing to help me. It’s pretty disgusting when I think about it. I am just glad I’m no longer in that place now. It seems since I stopped gambling, a lot has been put in place to help us out. 



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Posted : 21st November 2019 2:09 am

Can't seem to see this option on the Bank of Scotland app. I'm going to enquire at a branch to see if its available.

Posted : 23rd November 2019 11:40 pm

Lloyd’s Bank have done this as well. I froze my card a few weeks back. 

Posted : 22nd December 2019 10:59 pm
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