22 December 2011
CASH WITHDRAWALS UP 7% IN RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS
LINK, the UK cash machine network reports that the total value of LINK cash withdrawals for December so far has risen by 7% to £7,616 million (£7.6 billion) when compared to the same period last year.
John Howells, LINK CEO commented, “Last year’s figures were affected by snow and with the good weather we’ve been having this year we are seeing some big daily swings. For example, Wednesday 14th was down by 6% but last weekend was much busier with Saturday 17th up 18% and Sunday up 11%. What is clear is that people are putting more cash in their wallets and purses as we approach the crucial last few shopping days to Christmas.”
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