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Dispensing Value - The Social Utility of the ATM
October 21, 2019
The ATM doesn't just dispense cash, it dispenses value way beyond that of the banknotes it disgorges. They play a pivotal role in disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation and social protection. But they could do more.
Small Bill, Big Thrill Photo Contest: Get Inspired
September 19, 2019
We are on week two of our photo contest: SMALL BILL, BIG THRILL: A little Cash goes a Long Way and here’s a recap of our favourite shots so far!
Want to win exciting cash prizes?
September 04, 2019
In the mood to photograph small purchases that bring great joy? The 2019 CashEssentials photo contest is now open and we look forward to seeing – and hearing your stories from 4th September to 16th October!
Raising children digital but at what cost?
May 24, 2019
Research conducted by University College London revealed how children are experiencing significant difficulties in handling payments and counting change as a result of society’s pressing move towards digital.
Japan’s Mission towards a Cashless Vision
April 09, 2019
The Japanese government is introducing policies aimed at promoting digital payments. But it doesn’t blur the fact that citizens are loyal to their yen, preferring cash over digital payments.
January 11, 2019
Another great FinTech initiative making cash available wherever and whenever you want.
Digital only, not most satisfying
May 03, 2018
US banking customers are most satisfied with services that offer both digital and bank branch access. In fact, some banks are reversing the trend and committing to opening more branches to respond to user needs.
These are (not) real bridges
April 18, 2018
The euro currency's fictional bridges came to life in The Netherlands in 2013 thanks to Dutch designer Robin Stam.
Mystery around medieval Chinese coin
April 05, 2018
A medieval Chinese coin that was found in England has triggered the curiosity of historians. Should it turn out to have been brought to Europe more recently than the 14th century, it reminds us about the role of cash in human exchanges in the past and present.
Modi’s « notebandi » crippled India’s economy and growth
January 29, 2018
Modi's demonitisation has had dramatic consequences on the Indian economy in general, and on the poor in particular.
Is contactless making people less generous?
November 13, 2017
Consumers in the UK have been donating less as they increasingly use contactless payments - a problem for charities.
Love taking photos? Here's your chance!
September 01, 2017
Cash in the spotlight through a photo contest!