Brits are currently hoarding more than £3.8 billion in unspent foreign currency, equating to £57 per person, shows a new study from financial analysts at AskTraders.com.
The analysis, which looked at the average amount of foreign currency brought home by holidaymakers, reveals that £3,807,984,041 is currently sat in drawers or wallets, unused.
Given the average food bill per household per week is £61.90, that means we could be holding enough foreign currency to cover almost a weeks’ worth of food for a family, or 22.8 loaves of banana bread, if you’re that way inclined.
Here’s where the money is being held right now:
|East of England||£355,681,544|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||£314,263,115|