Caxton FX has found that British holidaymakers waste more than £100million by not reusing their loose change once they return from an international trip.


In a survey commissioned by the currency card provider, the results found that 71.9% of people bring back loose change after their holiday; with nearly 25% of all respondents bringing back between £11 and £20.

Some 21.1% of respondents were clueless as to how much cash they would bring back after a trip, and women in particular are more likely to be unsure of how much they spent. 

The data highlights the amount of wasted currency that is sitting dormant in British homes around the country. To put this into perspective, more than £100million is wasted - enough to buy more than 87,000 Rolex watches or nearly 250,000 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes.

The survey also found a generational gap in the approach to reusing currency. It seems that youth travellers (aged between 16 and 24) are the least likely to reuse their loose change on their next holiday compared to the more frugal 55+ group which saw 87.8% claim they save their cash for their next trip.

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