Now the holiday period is upon us, a leading High Street bank has come up with a helpful way to assist travellers concerned about leaving their money at home, alone without food or water and at risk from loneliness.
Lloyds TSB are now offering customers the use of a ‘money kennel’ for holidaymakers who can’t find a relative, friend or ex-partner to look after their cash whilst they are on holiday. Jeremy Linnet, Branch Manager in Hemel Hempstead, extolled the virtue of the scheme. He says, ‘you really should see the vaults....sorry, facilities, we have for your money. They have their own bed, their own water dish, soft toys to chew on and we take it out for a walk at least once a day....just last night I withdrew, ....sorry.....put £1000 pounds on the leash...... and took it for a stroll in the park. You wouldn’t believe how happy it was off the lead, chasing sticks and scratching against the trees!’
Linnet’s branch has already seen money-lovers bring in well in excess of £40,000 pounds and he feels confident the service will continue to gather pace. One happy owner commented, ‘you really can’t put a price on coming back from holiday and seeing the face on your wodge...there is nothing better than a bunch of twenties jumping up and licking your face....I think sometimes it is easy to forget how much you miss the little buggers when you are away’.
Next year, Lloyds TSB plan to extend the service to Euros and foreign currencies but these may have to be held longer in the quarantine part of the kennels due to the threat of rabies and deflationary contagion.