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Cash facilitates budgetary control
99.2% of Spaniards always carry cash
October 26, 2018
Spaniards love cash and pretty much the entire Iberian Peninsula has some at all times.
52% of Argentinians are unbanked
September 26, 2018
CashEssentials is now available in Spanish! Our first article focuses on the important role that cash plays in South America and in Argentina in particular where 52% of the population is unbanked.
August 28, 2018
Writing for The Guardian, Australian journalist Brigid Delaney tells her story of going cardless and how that has positively affected her spending.
Money that knows us better than we know it
April 03, 2018
Going cashless can be a risky affair especially for those that are already facing financial hardship, UK data shows.
Cash is king for French tourists
March 08, 2018
Tourists love to carry cash, particularly the French regardless of their love of cards. Cash helps them manage their finances and avoids any additional fees when making purchases.
Less money in their pockets when Millennials go cashless
December 08, 2017
Millennials are spending more with contactless cards than necessary.
Scottish low-rate credit card postponed due to debt level
October 10, 2017
The introduction of a cut-price credit card is going to be delayed in Scotland due to the high level of consumer debt in the country.
Can cash contribute to reduce global obesity?
June 27, 2017
A 2010 Journal of Consumer Research study found that card payments increase the number of impulsive and unhealthy food purchases. Does cash indirectly help improve our health?
Shopaholic? Stay away from online payments
April 07, 2017
Digital payments could trigger a greater addiction to shopping, psychologists and experts in India find. The tangibility of cash helps people keep their spending in check.
Contactless cards might be dangerous for your finances
January 24, 2017
Contactless might be user-friendly and a great time-saver, but British consumers are starting to see their money disappear into thin air: not very helpful when 4 in 10 adults own less than 500£ in savings.
Cash transfers reduce alcohol and tobacco expenditure
December 29, 2016
For decades, policymakers have been concerned that cash transfers to poor households would be wasted on temptation goods, such as cigarettes and alcohol and other non-essential forms of consumption. New research shows the opposite is true.
Coin demand is rising in Australia
December 06, 2016
Australia's demand for coins has surprisingly grown. The reasons being cited are people's loss in confidence in other payment methods, their desire to have something more concrete to make their payments as well as maintain their anonymity.