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The Bundesbank estimates the extent of illicit cash use in Germany
November 22, 2019
An oft-voiced opinion in the public debate is that cash promotes the shadow economy and is used as a means of financing crime. The Bundesbank has conducted a study on the extent of illicit cash use in Germany and concludes that it is very difficult to provide hard research-based evidence about the scale of the cash demand resulting from the shadow economy and criminal activity.
Cash lends a helping hand in case of domestic abuse
November 12, 2019
1 in 4 women experiences domestic abuse in their lifetime. In the UK, one woman reveals how she wouldn’t have escaped her abusive partner without having access to cash.
How much do we value privacy?
June 20, 2019
As Facebook publishes its white paper on Libra, the code-name for its future global digital currency, it is probably timely to reflect on the value of privacy and more particularly the value of privacy in payments.
Cash Perspectives 2019
May 13, 2019
Curious to know the low-down on cash in recent months? CashEssentials brings you Cash Perspectives 2019 – a summary glance of the latest news and happenings on cash and our payments landscape!
Cash does not fuel the shadow economy
April 23, 2019
The Deutsche Bundesbank reports that there is no evidence that restricting cash usage is effective in limiting the illegal use of cash
70% of Malaysians prefer traditional payment methods
November 23, 2018
Almost half of Malaysians are still wary of e-wallets’ and alternative payments’ security and 70% reported a preference for more traditional payment methods, finds the VMware Banking Consumer 2020 Study.
Cash is free
August 28, 2018
Australia's note printing CEO Malcolm McDowell explains why cash must be maintained as a payment instrument regardless of the rise of alternative payments.
Zimbabwe: risks of mobile payment monopoly
July 10, 2018
Mobile money is practically the only payment method that is currently accessible to Zimbabwean consumers, but there are risks, and this became apparent following the 2-day breakdown of the country's largest service provider.
Lost in Transaction: Payment Trends 2018
July 06, 2018
Consumers like using cash because they believe it's the payment method that best protects their privacy and personal data, but contactless payments have also become popular thanks to their convenience.
Cash Report 2018
June 20, 2018
Check out CashEssentials' 2018 Cash Report infographic for some exciting news about cash!
EU will not impose restrictions on cash
June 18, 2018
Cash is here to stay in the EU! The European Commission published its report on restrictions on payments in cash following a public consultation and a commissioned study on the subject.
Netherlands to promote improved cash cycle
June 06, 2018
The Dutch National Bank (DNB) published its strategy for the next three years and it includes an improved cash cycle, payment structure innovation and overall system improvements.