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US Consumer Associations Call for Mandatory Acceptance of Cash
September 02, 2020
A coalition of 51 consumer, privacy, and civil rights groups express support for legislation which would prohibit brick-and-mortar retailers from refusing to accept cash or charging consumers more for paying with cash.
Does the Cashless Society Discriminate?
August 13, 2020
Recent research undertaken by the Mint Directors' Conference and member mints has confirmed that Covid-19 has accelerated the use of digital payments - and that the move to contactless transactions has thrown the spotlight on inequalities.
The Consumer Choice in Payment Coalition joins CashEssentials
August 05, 2020
The Consumer Choice in Payment Coalition (CCPC) is a U.S. group of businesses and consumer groups that have come together to advocate for consumer choice and for preserving the right of all consumers to use cash to pay for goods and services in the marketplace.
Banknotes should Feature more Ethnic Diversity
July 31, 2020
Around the globe, protestors have been marching in response to the death of George Floyd in the US and against systemic and institutional racism. It is high time for banknotes to display more ethnic diversity.
UK Charity Calls on Regulators to Secure Access to Cash through the Pandemic and Beyond
May 18, 2020
Age UK is deeply concerned that the headlong rush towards a cashless society is leaving some older people unable to pay their way. It joins a growing number of associations around the globe calling for universal access to cash.
The Role of Cash when responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic
April 21, 2020
Disaster Management Consultant and Epidemiologist, James Shepherd-Barron, shares why advising low-income societies to use contact-less electronic payments instead of cash as a Covid-19 control measure is likely to negatively affect health outcomes over the longer term.
Don’t be a dactylochrematophobe!
April 20, 2020
Antony Harris of Crane Payment Innovations explains why being a Dactylochrematophobia – someone afraid of handling cash – is concerning for society and what alternatives can be looked at in facing this fear.
Cash matters – now, more than ever, in the time of coronavirus
April 16, 2020
Groups representing the currency, ATM, transportation and security sectors call on governments, central banks, media, business and society to stand up for cash.
French Authorities Remind Merchants that Accepting Cash is Obligatory
April 14, 2020
The Banque de France as well as the National Ombudsman have reminded merchants that refusing cash for a payment is illegal in France. In the UK, various associations increasingly speak out for cash.
Cash on Wheels: India launches Mobile ATM
April 08, 2020
Indian Bank launches a mobile ATM service for safe and accessible cash withdrawal.
BIS Bolsters Trust in Cash
April 03, 2020
The Bank for International Settlements has published a report analyzing how the pandemic has fueled public concerns that the coronavirus may be spread by cash: "Covid-19, cash, and the future of payments". The pandemic could broaden the divide in access to payment instruments and negatively impact the most vulnerable people.
Central Banks Speak Out for Cash
March 23, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, several central banks have now made strong statements emphasizing the importance of cash in this crisis.