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Gambling: 'A banking app helped me beat my addiction'
by Dan Whitworth and Olivia Beazley, BBC Radio 4 Money Box

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6 October 2018

On 6 October 2018 BBC News reported: Tens of thousands of people have signed up to a new service from two mobile-only banks designed to help problem gamblers. One former addict says this 'gambling block', available on the banks' apps, helped him beat his addiction. Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield says the block was introduced because customers asked for it. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of health and business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

. . . Once the block is activated by the customer, it can spot any transaction that person might try to make with bookmakers -- either online or in a shop -- by using merchant category codes. It instantly stops the transaction from happening, before any money has left that customer's account.

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