Britons 'compulsive bank checkers'

Press Association
Withdrawing money from ATM
Withdrawing money from ATM

Nearly four in 10 people know the balance of their current account to the nearest £5, as the squeeze on finances and the rise in internet banking has bred a "generation of compulsive bank balance checkers", research has found.


People become cash-strapped 17 days after payday on average, but one in 10 consumers said their finances come under pressure within a week of receiving their monthly salary, Halifax's survey said.