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Indian currency gamble was “a failure of epic proportions”
October 17, 2018
“No relatively healthy economy has ever carried out demonetization” (Vivek Kaul, 2017).
Your child shredded your money? Not to worry!
October 16, 2018
If you find out that your child shredded your cash savings, there’s not much to worry as long as you have the mutilated notes handy: the Bureau of Engraving and Printing can redeem your money.
Pay cash and get a discount!
October 15, 2018
Small business owners in the US can now offer a discount to customers willing to pay with cash - and it can amount to 4% of the bill! - thanks to VizyPay
Amazon and Walmart delay cashless retailers’ bill in New Jersey
October 12, 2018
New Jersey is exploring the possibility of imposing a fine to shop owners that refuse to accept cash, arguing that cashless policies discriminate against unbanked and underbanked populations.
No need for ATMs to withdraw cash
October 09, 2018
soCash, a Singaporean fintech, developed a system to make cash more accessible to consumers.
QR codes: a new way to donate but at what cost?
October 08, 2018
As people carry less cash, the homeless have been suffering. Greater Change developed a system to respond to this issue, but an ethical question arises about the privacy and freedom of the beneficiaries.
In Finland, cash users stick to cash, and growing…
October 04, 2018
Those that prefer cash to other payment tools stick to it regardless of the growing adoption of contactless payments in Finland.
UK retailers are charged £1 billion a year for card payments
October 03, 2018
52% of Argentinians are unbanked
September 26, 2018
CashEssentials is now available in Spanish! Our first article focuses on the important role that cash plays in South America and in Argentina in particular where 52% of the population is unbanked.
Customers charged twice in UK Cardnet glitch
September 25, 2018
Another payments glitch hit the UK this summer raising a red flag about the robustness of card payment infrastructures.
Traveling through banknotes: World Tourism Day
September 24, 2018
CashEssentials will showcase a selection of banknotes from some of the most visited places of the world during the week of 24-28 September in honour of the UNWTO's World Tourism Day. Don't miss the striking images on our Instagram and Facebook feeds!
One payment system through Uber Cash
September 21, 2018