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We mustn’t lose the War on Cash
December 11, 2019
Kevin Dowd, Professor of Economics and Finance at Durham University. gives a lowdown on the value of cash amidst the ongoing controversy over proposals to abolish it. Whatever the merits of digital money, the use of cash confers important benefits that digital money does not.
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.
Cash sheds light on Target stores' weekend power outage
June 26, 2019
A temporary power outage at Target that left customers unable to process their payments reminds us how a society driven by digital payments alone, could in fact cost the consumer more.
Cash champions as quick and cost-efficient in Germany
February 19, 2019
A recent study carried out by the Deutsche Bundesbank together with EHI Retail Institute reveals how Cash champions as the quickest and most cost-efficient payment method for Germany’s retail sector.
ATMs deemed public utility by UK consumers
December 18, 2018
UK consumer attitude study towards payments and financial services reinforces the importance of cash and access to ATMs, independent of their access to a bank.
DNB concerned about cash-free Netherlands
November 15, 2018
The 60/40 debit card to cash ratio in The Netherlands worries the Dutch Central Bank – it could exclude the elderly, Millennials and low-level education citizens.
99.2% of Spaniards always carry cash
October 26, 2018
Spaniards love cash and pretty much the entire Iberian Peninsula has some at all times.
Consumer Payment Choice report: Cash usage stable in US
July 12, 2018
The US Consumer Payment Choice survey found that cash usage has remained stable in the US, second to the debit card. Cash is also the preferred payment method for settling dues between people.
Cash: most comfortable payment method
June 15, 2018
89% of consumers surveyed worldwide admit using cash up to 25 times a month for in-store purchases and women tend to use it 6% more frequently than men, GlobalData study finds.
UK consumers against ATM fees
May 09, 2018
UK consumer rights group Which? is calling for an urgent review of LINK's plan to lower ATM fees to banks arguing that it will only further exclude residents of rural and remote areas.
As cash becomes available, ATM usage grows
February 12, 2018
Cash usage in India is back to pre-demonitisation levels despite the major digitisation push by the government and mobile payments app service providers.
Brink’s expanding in Brazil
January 15, 2018
Brink's is further expanding its global reach sealing the 7th deal in a race for acquisitions in less than a year.