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Holiday spending by bank's customers jumped by 40 per cent annually this spring

The biggest year-on-year jump in holiday spending was seen among customers aged 18 to 25.
The biggest year-on-year jump in holiday spending was seen among customers aged 18 to 25. The biggest year-on-year jump in holiday spending was seen among customers aged 18 to 25.

SPENDING on holidays has jumped by 40 per cent compared with a year earlier, according to a bank's analysis of its customer data.

Virgin Money said the total value of spending on getaways increased by 40 per cent when comparing March to May 2023 with the same period a year earlier.

It analysed Virgin Money current account customers' spending data to make the findings.

The biggest year-on-year jump in holiday spending was seen among customers aged 18 to 25, whose spending jumped by 60 per cent.

Ruth Brougham, head of digital banking at Virgin Money, said: "We understand times remain tough for many people at the moment, and we continue to provide our customers with tools to help them manage their budget in a way that works for them so that they can make the most of their money - both now and in the future."