A new survey conducted by beach holiday specialist On the Beach has revealed British holidaymakers have on average, £97.68 in foreign currency at home, equating to a whopping £1.59bn across the country. The survey of 1,000 British holidaymakers found that whilst 57% of holidaymakers spend any unused foreign currency on often unwanted and unnecessary items at the airport, the remaining 43% bring their holiday money home with them.

The research found eight of 10 (81%) British holidaymakers are stashing Euros at home, making it by far the most popular currency in British homes.

One in three Brits admit to having several US Dollars in the drawers at home whilst other currencies languishing in British homes include Turkish Lira, Australian Dollars, Mexican Peso and the Bulgarian Lev.

The survey also found many British holidaymakers have unusable old foreign currencies at home such the French Franc with 3% of Brits admitting to having the now obsolete Cypriot Pound at home.

Of those spending their unused currency at the airport before jetting back to the UK, the majority (32%) said they would squander around £10, whilst one in three (29%) said they would spend up to £20. Almost one in 10 (9%) said they would splash […]