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Cash is the first step of financial inclusion
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.
UK banking and finance industry commits to free access to cash
June 13, 2019
The UK banking and finance industry commits to helping local communities to identify and secure appropriate free access to cash for customers.
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
Amazon Says Go Cash
April 17, 2019
After initially threatening to challenge legislation forcing retailers to accept cash, Amazon Go Stores are now exploring ways to accept cash alongside its cashier-less experience, bringing financial inclusion and freedom of choice back into the payments landscape
New Jersey governor bans cashless stores
March 26, 2019
The governor of New Jersey signed a legislation banning cashless stores, making it the second US state to prohibit retailers from refusing to accept cash.
Access to Cash Review UK: The Final Report
March 07, 2019
The Access to Cash Review publishes its final report highlighting the need for UK government and regulators to take action in ensuring that no one gets left behind on the war of cash.
Equality for all: Philadelphia bans cashless initiative
February 25, 2019
While a cashless society is an idea being marveled at by merchants and business owners, Philadelphia legislators are standing up for equal opportunity and financial inclusion by passing a bill that prohibits stores from going cashless.
China joins fight against cash discrimination
January 23, 2019
With governments across the world waging war against cash, China takes a stand with its Central Bank banning merchants from refusing to accept cash.
Cashless Economy: A Financial Trend or Societal Faux Pas?
January 16, 2019
In recent years, digital payments have gained traction as a convenient tool for making transactions, but can these payments truly adapt to all societies? And what are the implications for those who fully rely on cash?
Access to Cash Review UK
December 23, 2018
The "Access to Cash Review" interim report was published highlighting that the UK is not ready to go fully cashless. The final report is due in the spring of 2019.
How inclusive is mobile money?
December 10, 2018
Digital loans via mobile phones are becoming very popular, particularly in Africa - but at a cost.