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Cash has legal tender status
Dutch government to limit cash payments
July 02, 2019
The Dutch government is putting forward a package of measures to Parliament, aimed at fighting against money laundering. Two of these measures specifically target cash: banning cash payments above and scrapping the €500 note.
European Commission is committed to the right to use cash as legal tender
June 24, 2019
Answering a question from a Member of the European Parliament, European Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis confirms that the Commission is committed to the right to use cash as legal tender.
Canadians are protesting against ATM closures
April 17, 2018
Canadian villages are protesting against the Credit Union Desjardins that is closing ATMs and bank branches across Quebec.
Japan: "Digital will not replace cash"
December 07, 2017
Although Japan accepts cryptocurrencies for payments, it confirms that they will not replace cash.
ATMIA speaks out against restrictions on cash usage
May 30, 2017
The European Commission (EC) is asking for comments on a proposal for a Europe-wide Initiative on restrictions on payments in cash. ATMIA believes such limitations are against the public Interest; the interests of Europe economically; and the interests of the ATM industry.
Controversy around the independence of the Reserve Bank of India
February 01, 2017
The debate about the Reserve Bank of India's independence from the government was triggered again after the demonitisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.
Bundesbank member opposes restrictions on cash
February 09, 2016
Bundesbank member Carl-Ludwig Thiele reacted to a proposal to set a limit on cash payments in Germany.