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CashEssentials Photo Contest: Win a Nikon D5600 & more prizes!
July 21, 2021
After continuous years of success, CashEssentials is running its fourth photo contest where you’re invited to use your imagination to create a new banknote or coin currency using images! Join now and win exciting camera prizes!
U.K. Post Office Launches "Save Our Cash" Campaign
July 12, 2021
The British Post Office is launching a campaign calling on the government to introduce legislation to ensure that access to cash becomes a right, requiring banks to ensure continued local access for those who need it.
World’s Most Extreme ATMs: What’s Your Vote?
June 24, 2021
As we celebrate this year’s World ATM Day on 27 June, The ATM Appreciation Society is featuring the world’s most extreme Automated Teller Machines! Cast your vote and join this fun take at celebrating the pivotal role ATMs play in reducing disaster risk and enhancing financial inclusion.
Aid Millions Wasted in Lebanese Currency Collapse
The New Humanitarian
April 07, 2021
Millions of dollars in aid to Lebanon are being lost in currency exchange as inflation soars out of control, but internal UN documents and interviews with officials suggest that fixing the problem faces political and logistical hurdles, and could even spark violence.
Cash Glossary: from Acquiring Bank to War on Cash
January 13, 2021
This glossary is designed first and foremost as an educational tool. It aims to help the cash community use the right word in the right situation.
Institutional Hostility to Cash and Covid-19
January 05, 2021
Economists E. Beretta and D. Neuberger analyse how Covid-19 has boosted commercial incentives and government policies to nudge consumers away from cash. The analysis shows that especially in times of uncertainty, cash cannot be substituted and needs to be safeguarded.
Sweden Launches Investigation into the Role of the State in the Payment Market
January 04, 2021
The Swedish government has announced that a special investigation will review the role of the state in the payment market and take position on what the role should look like in the future. The final report is due no later than November 2022.
UK: Consumers Call for Government Help in Protecting Access to Cash
November 19, 2020
Following the UK Government's announcement to protect the future cash system, a new survey shows that 76% of consumers think that the Government should do more to help people continue to have access to their cash.
The Court of Justice of the EU asked to Rule on the Right to Pay Cash (Part 2)
November 17, 2020
A case before the top European Court could have important implications for the status of banknotes and coins as legal tender and the acceptance of cash. In this second part, we analyse the link between legal tender and the exercise of fundamental rights. We also look at the implications of legal tender for a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Australia: The Journey Continues (with Bumps on the Road!)
November 13, 2020
The dual role of currency both as a store of wealth and means of payment has never been more apparent, as the numbers that report cash on issue and cash use remain dramatically different.
Riksbank Governor Calls for Further Legislation to Protect Cash
October 19, 2020
Riksbank governor calls for stronger legal protection for cash. The Central Bank recommends to review the concept of legal tender. “If it were to be established by law that one was forced to accept cash in Sweden, more of us would probably choose to have cash in our wallets.” says Ingves.
Banknote Developments at the Global Level – Before and After the Outbreak of COVID-19
October 06, 2020
This year has been very dramatic for the global society. The full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unknown and depend on the length of the exceptional period in various parts of the world.