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Cash & Crises
Cash is the most widely used payment instrument
Cash-Friendly in Cash-Free Sweden?
May 16, 2019
In the latest update of Sweden’s fight for cash, things are looking positive as government is likely to enact proposed legislation that will force banks to offer cash withdrawals.
Cash: Changing UK’s payment pattern
March 18, 2019
The UK has been recording an astonishing rise in digital and contactless payments to the point where experts believed it would destabilize the payments landscape. Yet, findings from the final Access to Cash Review show how cash is changing the digital pattern as eight in 10 Britons still rely on it for everyday transactions.
Freedom to Pay: UK citizens demanding government action
March 06, 2019
Consumer groups, lobbyists and organisations are calling on the UK government to take action in regards to the country’s reduced access to cash, demanding to appoint a dedicated regulator to protect consumers.
Be original: give cash for Christmas!
December 19, 2018
Even if the gift card might seem as the best last resort, fight the thought and give cash instead! It will be more appreciated by the receiver, the retailer and especially the environment!
Photo contest extended!
November 06, 2018
If you haven’t submitted your photos, you now have the chance to test your skills until November 28th!
Indian currency gamble was “a failure of epic proportions”
October 17, 2018
“No relatively healthy economy has ever carried out demonetization” (Vivek Kaul, 2017).
Photo Contest is now open!
September 19, 2018
The time has come to take a snapshot of your most discreet, everyday companion: cash! The 2018 CashEssentials photo contest is now open, from 19 September to 7 November.
Time for consumer advocates to speak up
June 27, 2018
It's not too late for consumer advocacy groups to speak up and ensure that all payment methods remain available, including cash.
Spaniards prefer cash
January 16, 2018
Cash accounts for 22.9% of all payments in Spain making it one of the heaviest cash-using countries. This is partly due to the country's high rural population as well as its extremely high accessibility to ATMs.
UberEats accepting cash payments in Bogotà
December 01, 2017
UberEats to accept cash payments in Colombia's capital, Bogotà.
What do you know about cash?
November 07, 2017
Watch our video summarizing cash's positive attributes and take a quiz to see what you've learned or already knew!
South Africa: over 50% of transactions in cash
July 13, 2017
Over 50% of South Africans prefer cash over other payment methods. Even M-Pesa had to pull-out in 2016 for a lack of users.