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ECB calls for Greece to drop cash payment limitations. But what about the other countries?
December 03, 2019
Earlier in November, a Greek draft tax bill proposed to lower the limit for cash payments in from €500 to €300. The ECB declares that the threshold is disproportionate in light of the potentially adverse impact on the cash payment system.
UK: over 100 communities apply for new ATMs in a month
November 01, 2019
Early October, LINK the UK's main ATM network inroduced a £1 million fund to support the installation of free-to-use cash machines in remote communities. In less than a month, over 100 applications were received.
2018 US Survey of Consumer Payment Choice
October 30, 2019
In 2018, consumers made most of their payments with debit cards, followed by cash and credit card. Cash was used by more consumers than any other payment instrument: 9 out of 10 consumers use cash at least once a year.
Mexico: ¿Hola digital, adiós cash?
October 15, 2019
Mexico’s government is considering banning cash at gasoline and toll fee stations in a country where only 37% of adults hold a bank account while 75% of the population is underbanked.
European Consumer Association says consumers need a right to use cash
September 30, 2019
The European Consumer Association BEUC has published a position paper ‘Cash versus Cashless: Consumers need a right to use cash. The paper makes recommendations for EU level actions to ensure that consumers have a non-discriminatory right to access and use cash.
Morocco : 2018 in Figures
August 30, 2019
Here's what you need to know about cash in Morocco! Have a look at our infographic to find out more.
The ATM is critical to driving financial inclusion
August 22, 2019
The impact digital and mobile technologies have had on the financial services industry is undeniable, but innovation in the ATM self-service channel and the unique characteristics of cash will prove just as significant in the quest for greater financial inclusion.
US Congress explores the implications of the decline of cash usage
July 19, 2019
The US Congress has published a comprehensive analysis of the state of cash in the US and explores the implications of the decline of cash usage for payments.
Cash is king in Singapore
July 17, 2019
Cash remains the preferred method of payment in Singapore where a large number of digital-hesitant senior citizens are reluctant to adopt mobile payments, while tech-savvy youth are increasingly concerned about online security.
Recycling banknotes: Turning cash into a natural resource
June 21, 2019
After the destruction of unfit banknotes, several of these methods allow the shreds to be used as a natural resource, showing how cash is fit for sustainability.
India’s ATM decrease amidst cash transaction increase?
May 27, 2019
India is seeing a gradual decline in the number of ATMs, despite the increase in cash demand.
Call to Action: British Government is protecting the future of cash
May 14, 2019
The Chancellor announced on 3 May 2019 that they are taking action to safeguard access to cash, building a sustainable infrastructure to ensure that notes and coins remains accessible to all