Printer Friendly

It you take care of the pennies...

MORE than pounds 40 million in loose change could be lost down the back of Britons' sofas, a bank said today.

The average person thinks they have pounds 1.61 down the back of their sofa, while two-thirds of us regularly find loose coins, according to Halifax.

Pockets, bags, and cars are also common places to mislay money, researchers found.

Desk drawers usually contain the highest amount of change. On average, people believe they have pounds 17.69 lying around.

When it comes to picking up money in the street, most would pick up no less than 50p, unless it was a 1p coin and could be lucky.

ICM surveyed 2,029 people for Halifax between July 29 and August 1.
COPYRIGHT 2010 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 10, 2010
Previous Article:Fund milestone.
Next Article:Mum thanks man who rescued her from car.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters