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Euro banknote counterfeiting decreased further in the first half of 2019
July 30, 2019
ECB figures show that the number of counterfeits dropped by 16.5% in the first half of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
Our generation will not see cash disappear
July 29, 2019
Is cash condemned by cryptocurrencies, cards and other alternative payment methods?
Dirty Money: How clean are cash, cards and coins?
July 10, 2019
‘Dirty Money’ has never gotten as literal as this. Do you ever just wonder how clean cash, cards and coins are? LendEDU did and they share exactly how!
How much do we value privacy?
June 20, 2019
As Facebook publishes its white paper on Libra, the code-name for its future global digital currency, it is probably timely to reflect on the value of privacy and more particularly the value of privacy in payments.
Ireland: Retail cash payments credited in real-time
April 29, 2019
Cash remains a popular form of payment option in Ireland that FinTech company PCS is piloting a processing technology that will improve liquidity, increase efficiency and reduce risk to strengthen in-store cash flows
Cash does not fuel the shadow economy
April 23, 2019
The Deutsche Bundesbank reports that there is no evidence that restricting cash usage is effective in limiting the illegal use of cash
The Cost of Convenience: UK’s illegal surcharge
January 22, 2019
A BBC led investigation found UK retailers, letting agents, and a university illegally charging customers for card payments, despite EU’s 2018 ban on credit/debit surcharges.
When Electronic Payments Become a Punishment
November 16, 2018
There are a growing number of cases of credit card scams via fraudulent telemarketing firms in Israel, particularly targeting the elderly. The Israeli government is being called upon to take action, and help raise awareness about the risks of using credit cards.
Japan’s passion for cash
November 13, 2018
The Japanese government might be concerned about its citizens’ love of cash as it pushes for alternative payments, but this passion can be justified.
Pay cash and you won’t be tracked
September 04, 2018
2 billion MasterCard customers have seen their data being used by Google to track their shopping behavior. The problem? Nobody was aware of the secret deal between the credit card company and the internet giant.
Cash provides security, say central banks
August 22, 2018
Central bankers are increasingly stating that cash is an important tool in the payments landscape and that it will continue to play a central role.
Lost in Transaction: Payment Trends 2018
July 06, 2018
Consumers like using cash because they believe it's the payment method that best protects their privacy and personal data, but contactless payments have also become popular thanks to their convenience.