Research carried out by one firm has discovered that many people going on their holidays are neglecting to inform their bank before they go.

Research carried out by one firm has discovered that many people going on their holidays are neglecting to inform their bank before they go.

Price comparison site moneysupermarket.com found that 31 per cent of people tell their bank and get their credit or debit card authorised before they go away, which could leave them open to having payments rejected.

Indeed, one in nine people had transactions denied or found themselves unable to take out cash during their trip because of this.

Peter Harrison, spokesperson for the website, said: “Telling your bank you are heading abroad should be on everyone’s checklist before they go. It takes very little time to do and can save you big problems and unnecessary stress while overseas.”

This advice could be particularly important for people going on holidays to Dubai, which is becoming a shopping mecca.

Its annual shopping festival will be held in the city from January 15th until February 15th 2009.

 

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