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Less is more: cash in Iceland

Icelanders are heavy card users, but cash usage has been booming since the 2008 financial crisis. Blogger JP Koning compares cash usage in Sweden versus Iceland and comes to an interesting conclusion.
May 23, 2018
  • Cash connects people
  • Cash is the most widely used product

Keeping millennials hooked on cash

Millennials like using cash, but also want to have free access to their money. Banks and the ATM industry should therefore adopt surcharge-free policies to respond to customer needs.
May 16, 2018

Bitcoin to banknotes

The cryptocurrency is going tangible: 10,000 notes have been manufactured and sent to Singapore this month, a product of the Swiss startup Tangem. A realization that all-digital is not always practical?
May 15, 2018
  • Cash is efficient
  • Cash is easy to use

UK consumers against ATM fees

UK consumer rights group Which? is calling for an urgent review of LINK's plan to lower ATM fees to banks arguing that it will only further exclude residents of rural and remote areas.
May 09, 2018
  • Cash is a social network
  • Cash connects people

Digital only, not most satisfying

US banking customers are most satisfied with services that offer both digital and bank branch access. In fact, some banks are reversing the trend and committing to opening more branches to respond to user needs.
May 03, 2018
  • Cash contributes to education
  • Cash connects people

Recalling the Gold Standard

The German Bundesbank is exposing its treasures for the first time in an exhibit at the Money Museum in Frankfurt. The exhibit looks at the evolution of monetary policy and exposes numerous artifacts of great historical value.
May 02, 2018
  • Cash generates security
  • Cash is trust

The state of cash and other fun facts

For an interesting overview of cash usage and other fun facts, check out Quartz's latest "Obsession" piece.
Apr 30, 2018
  • Innovation contributes to the efficiency of cash
  • Cash is efficient

Battle over possums and coins

The Royal Canadian mint sued the Royal Australian mint for using its colour-printing technology, but Australia is suing back stating that the patent is not protecting something novel enough.
Apr 26, 2018
  • Cash is available to all users
  • Cash is universal

Reaching out to the unbanked: Doxo & Coinstar

The online bill payment provider Doxo has partnered with Coinstar to meet the needs of the under- and unbanked. Customers will now be able to pay their utility bills at any Coinstar kiosk using the Doxo app.
Apr 25, 2018
  • Cash is a contingency and fall-back solution
  • Cash is trust

Cash: a requirement for Norwegian banks

Norway's Financial Undertakings Act of 2017 have been recently updated and continue to require banks to meet demand for cash.
Apr 24, 2018

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