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Cash & Crises
Over half of US mobile-payment users hate the idea of life without cash
June 14, 2019
A recent study reveals that mobile-payment consumers are attached to cash. Cash provides convenience, privacy and is readily accepted by virtually all businesses.
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.
World Oceans Day: Banknotes washed ashore
June 07, 2019
June 8 is World Oceans Day and CashEssentials is taking you on a journey across the world to give a glimpse of the rich and colourful marine life found in vast waters – and in your wallets! Find out more about various beautifully-designed banknotes washed ashore.
Pay cash for your Google apps
May 29, 2019
Google is now enabling users to pay for Android apps using cash with the latest release of its ‘Pending Transactions’ payment option.
India’s ATM decrease amidst cash transaction increase?
May 27, 2019
India is seeing a gradual decline in the number of ATMs, despite the increase in cash demand.
Raising children digital but at what cost?
May 24, 2019
Research conducted by University College London revealed how children are experiencing significant difficulties in handling payments and counting change as a result of society’s pressing move towards digital.
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.
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
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!
How cashless programmes to support refugees’ independence can restrict their freedoms
May 10, 2019
A growing debate points to the need to enhance and support refugees’ self-reliance through financial aid and technological access. But the current set-up ensures that refugees can only become autonomous by accepting the restrictions imposed on them. Read the full article on The Conversation.
Metálico Vivo: CashEssentials in Madrid!
May 06, 2019
CashEssentials is in Madrid! Spain's Museo Casa de la Moneda is exhibiting some of the most compelling images that illustrates cash in its different forms, contexts and uses. Find us at the Metálico Vivo photo exhibition where you can journey through beautifully captured photos of our Wipplay contest participants showcasing a unique adventure in the world of cash.
A Central Banker’s View on the Future of Money and Payments
May 02, 2019
The General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements discusses the implications of a Central Bank Digital Currency on monetary and financial systems and the radical change they could generate.