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Does the Cashless Society Discriminate?
August 13, 2020
Recent research undertaken by the Mint Directors' Conference and member mints has confirmed that Covid-19 has accelerated the use of digital payments - and that the move to contactless transactions has thrown the spotlight on inequalities.
Is CashTech the Future of Cash?
July 13, 2020
During our recent webinar, four start-ups introduced their solutions and debated how they plan to address the ongoing challenges faced by cash today and in particular access to and acceptance of cash.
UK Charity Calls on Regulators to Secure Access to Cash through the Pandemic and Beyond
May 18, 2020
Age UK is deeply concerned that the headlong rush towards a cashless society is leaving some older people unable to pay their way. It joins a growing number of associations around the globe calling for universal access to cash.
Don’t be a dactylochrematophobe!
April 20, 2020
Antony Harris of Crane Payment Innovations explains why being a Dactylochrematophobia – someone afraid of handling cash – is concerning for society and what alternatives can be looked at in facing this fear.
Cash matters – now, more than ever, in the time of coronavirus
April 16, 2020
Groups representing the currency, ATM, transportation and security sectors call on governments, central banks, media, business and society to stand up for cash.
The Cash Agenda for 2020 (2/3)
February 26, 2020
Franz Seitz, Professor at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule in Germany, discusses the challenges for 2019 and the priorities for 2020.
UK Banks have Saved £120 Million by Closing ATMs
February 10, 2020
According to consumer Association, Which? the closure of ATMs have saved UK banks £120 million in ATM interchange fees and cost consumers £104 million in surcharging.
United Kingdom: Visa to Improve Access to Cash
January 28, 2020
Visa will pay shops to offer cashback in rural locations in the United Kingdom.
ECB welcomes Swedish draft law ordering banks to provide cash services
December 26, 2019
The European Central Bank has delivered a legal opinion supporting the draft law proposed by the Swedish government, which aims at guaranteeing that the largest banks provide a minimum level of cash services throughout the country.
UK ATM network LINK increases fund to support new ATMs
December 20, 2019
Following the launch of the Request an ATM scheme in October, LINK has received over 2,700 enquiries from across every part of the country. Link has announced a further £4 million in new investment from banks to fund new free-to-use ATMs.
Multiplier Effects: How US$1,000 Cash Transfers benefited Kenya’s poor
December 17, 2019
Charity GiveDirectly gave US$1,000 each to poor households in Kenya, resulting to US$2.60 in additional spending or income for every US$1 cash delivered.
France and Greece take further measures to restrict cash usage
November 19, 2019
An increasing number of countries are taking a close look at the evolution of their cash infrastructure to ensure the future continuity of cash services, particularly as commercial banks optimise their branch and ATM networks. Other countries are taking measures to restrict cash usage.