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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

Germans’ love of cash: obsession or pragmatism?

Germans' love for cash might as well be linked to their pragmatism and not at all to nostalgia.
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Feb 13, 2018

Five ‘Quick Fixes’ will facilitate the scaling of Disaster Cash

In 2016, only 10% of the $24 billion annual humanitarian aid was distributed in cash. The amount is expected to rise to 33% or more by 2025. This forces aid agencies to re-think their traditional ways of doing business.
by James Shepherd-Barron | Feb 05, 2018

From globalization to fragmentation: pixelating payments

Are cryptocurrencies part of the greater trend of society's fragmentation?
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Jan 31, 2018

Fall of cryptocurrencies, rise of e-fiat currency?

What future for cryptocurrencies if central banks launch their own national digital currencies?
by Viktoria Dijakovic | Jan 19, 2018

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Tips on Transactions

Apr 19, 2018