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  • Cash generates security
  • Cash is trust

Cashless: making drug dealers’ lives easier

As businesses and individuals in the UK increasingly use contactless and cashless payments, the question remains whether a fully cashless society would truly benefit all members of society.
Feb 20, 2018
  • Cash is available to all users
  • Cash is universal

Sweden bracing itself for non-cash future

Sweden's central bank is scrambling to reevaluate its legislation as cash usage continues to drop in the Scandinavian country.
Feb 19, 2018
  • Cash is trust
  • Cash enables an immediate transfer of value

“Petro” still on the agenda

Venezuela's president Maduro has started discussing about the possibility of making the petro cryptocurrency into a joint mechanism with OPEC member countries, but the battle is far from won.
Feb 16, 2018

Mersch: No viable alternative to euro cash

ECB Executive Board Member, Yves Mersch, spoke loud and clear in favor of cash describing the euro as the sole payment method in the eurozone that is also legal tender.
Feb 15, 2018
  • Cash is easy to use
  • Cash is efficient

As cash becomes available, ATM usage grows

Cash usage in India is back to pre-demonitisation levels despite the major digitisation push by the government and mobile payments app service providers.
Feb 12, 2018
  • Cash is a public good
  • Cash is trust

Gold rush with no gold

Interviewed by Bloomberg, Yves Mersch explains why central banks are closely following the evolution of virtual currencies and what the implications are should they continue to grow in popularity.
Feb 09, 2018
  • Cash is a public good
  • Cash is trust

Bitcoin no longer supported by Stripe

The online payments processor, Stripe, has decided to drop bitcoin from its list of accepted payment methods.
Feb 01, 2018
  • Innovation contributes to the efficiency of cash
  • Cash is efficient

Cash handling and automation

Thanks to technological advancements, retailers can now handle cash much faster, at a lower cost and for immediate returns.
Jan 30, 2018
  • Cash is a social network
  • Cash is the first step of financial inclusion
  • Cash connects people

Modi’s « notebandi » crippled India’s economy and growth

Modi's demonitisation has had dramatic consequences on the Indian economy in general, and on the poor in particular.
Jan 29, 2018

High ATM growth in MEA

The Middle East and Africa region has been experiencing the highest growth in ATM deployments largely due to financial inclusion efforts by governments.
Jan 26, 2018

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