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52% of Argentinians are unbanked
September 26, 2018
CashEssentials is now available in Spanish! Our first article focuses on the important role that cash plays in South America and in Argentina in particular where 52% of the population is unbanked.
Discriminatory bill causes dilemma in Washington D.C.
September 14, 2018
Washington D.C. is moving along to force restaurants and food retailers to accept cash. The bill will be presented in September.
India bracing for another cash crisis
August 28, 2018
The Indian payments ordeal is not over as the Reserve Bank of India announces the emission of a new Rs 100 note. Calibrating ATMs to the new banknote will only cause another wave of cash outages.
Central Bank of Nigeria to inject more small denominations
August 28, 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria will inject more smaller denomination notes into the economy to respond to the shortage.
Limitations on the use of cash in Israel: A new law
June 11, 2018
Former Bank of Israel Currency Department Director, Mordechai Fein, looks at the evolution, passinga and consequences of the law for the limitation of cash usage.
World Cash Report 2018
May 01, 2018
The G4S 2018 World Cash Report is out and cash is still the most universal and widespread payment method.
Reaching out to the unbanked: Doxo & Coinstar
April 25, 2018
The online bill payment provider Doxo has partnered with Coinstar to meet the needs of the under- and unbanked. Customers will now be able to pay their utility bills at any Coinstar kiosk using the Doxo app.
PayPal wooing the unbanked
April 11, 2018
PayPal will soon allow customers to undertake traditional banking services via its online platform, including withdrawing cash at ATMs and cashing payday checks.
Cashless push fails in Spain
April 06, 2018
The Government of Cantabria in Spain made an attempt to promote cashless payments, but businesses and the public quickly showed a preference for cash.
Ski-thru is the new drive-thru
February 27, 2018
Withdrawing money has become not only entertaining, but it also serves a purpose to support Canada's athletes while enjoying Mount Whistler's slopes!
Over 75% of Mexicans are underbanked
February 23, 2018
90% of Mexicans admit preferring cash over other payments. Indeed, cash is at the top of the charts in the Latin American country.
Sweden bracing itself for non-cash future
February 19, 2018
Sweden's central bank is scrambling to reevaluate its legislation as cash usage continues to drop in the Scandinavian country.