Barclays can stop you from gambling—if you want it to

Barclays has introduced a new feature on its mobile banking app that automatically declines transactions on specific activities like gambling. With this app, only the customer that can activate the service, although there are plans to integrate it into credit cards. Gamblers who have a strong resolve to restrain themselves from their usual activities will actually benefit from this service.
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Barclays has introduced a new feature on its mobile banking app that automatically declines transactions on specific activities like gambling. Only the customer that can activate the service, although there are plans to integrate the feature into credit cards. Gamblers who have a strong resolve to restrain themselves from their usual activities will actually benefit from this service.

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