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New "carers cards" for carers to buy groceries and pay bills
Tuesday 20th June
Carers looking after elderly friends or relatives will soon be able to use "carers cards" to buy groceries and pay bills without being being accused of fraud.
For the first time they will be provided with debit cards with separate PINs, so they do not have to ask for details which would allow them to steal money.
The cards will come with the ability to limit exactly how and where money can be spent, reducing the opportunity for payments to be questioned as "rogue".
Barclays, which will offer the cards from next year, is attempting to reduce the potential for financial harm caused by carers' current lack of rights within the banking system.
To read the news article in full, visit The Telegraph here.