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Unchaining cash

Governments are taking measures to safeguard cash and strengthen the cash cycle realizing the vital role it plays in society.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Jun 22, 2018

Back to cash

US burger joint Shake Shack will resume its cash-acceptance policy after a failed attempt to go cashfree.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | May 17, 2018

Demonetization Fosters Financial Exclusion

Aid agencies, governments, and philanthrocapitalist donors are inadvertently supporting financial exclusion of the poorest in society by preventing them from using their preferred, and often only, means of payment … cash.
by James Shepherd-Barron | May 14, 2018

Estonia pushing digital, but cash on the rise

ATMs are being shut down in Estonia. Banks claim it's because cash withdrawals volumes have dropped, yet, the total value of withdrawn cash has been consistently rising since 2010.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Apr 27, 2018

Tips on Transactions

A $2,000 tip in a restaurant illustrates the challange in measuring the volume of cash transations;
by Guillaume Lepecq | Apr 19, 2018

Zooming out against criminality

Restrictions on cash usage have done little to reduce criminality except push the problem elsewhere. A more holistic approach is necessary if the goal is to deter funding of illicit activities.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Mar 23, 2018

Why so eager for cashless?

Nigeria's central bank was extremely close to imposing fees on cash withdrawals and deposits in 2017, but quickly retracted. The question is, why impose policies that are detrimental to the wellbeing of citizens?
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Mar 12, 2018

South-East Asia: cash comes to the rescue of e-commerce

According to the State of e-Commerce in Southeast Asia 2017 White Paper, published by online shopping aggregator iPrice, cash is an important part of the online payments mix in South East Asia.
by Guillaume Lepecq | Mar 09, 2018

Germany: cash accounts for 74% of transactions

According to the Deutsche Bundesbank survey on "Payment behaviour in Germany in 2017", cash is by far the most widely used payment instrument and accounts for 74% of transactions in volume and 48 % in value.
by Guillaume Lepecq | Mar 05, 2018

The risk of a cashless fait accompli

As Facebook moves to get a piece of the payments app pie in India through its announced Whatsapp payments feature, the need to inform consumers about what's at stake with cashlessness is growing urgent.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Feb 14, 2018

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