1 April 2015
Half as many people checked their finances on mobile phones and the Internet on Easter Sunday 2014 compared to a typical day, according to customer data released by Nationwide Building Society.
On average, around 804,000 people a day logged onto the Internet bank and mobile banking app during 2014. This dropped to just over 430,000 last Easter Sunday - the second lowest figure of the year behind Christmas day.
The reason for low numbers of people checking their finances is likely to be down to the fact that many people spend time with their family on Easter Sunday. However, with a Nationwide poll showing that one in ten UK households are set to spend in excess of £40 on chocolate ahead of Sunday, many will be far too busy crunching chocolate than numbers.
While the average British household spends £20.62 on Easter eggs, those living in East Anglia spend the most when it comes to eating chocolate at Easter. According to the survey, the region forks out an average of £32.34, double that spent by those in the South-West who spend £16.33. The poll also highlights that more than a quarter (27%) of East Anglian households spend between £50 and £75, compared to a UK average of 6%.