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Cash & Crises
Estonia pushing digital, but cash on the rise
April 27, 2018
ATMs are being shut down in Estonia. Banks claim it's because cash withdrawals volumes have dropped, yet, the total value of withdrawn cash has been consistently rising since 2010.
Germany: cash accounts for 74% of transactions
March 05, 2018
According to the Deutsche Bundesbank survey on "Payment behaviour in Germany in 2017", cash is by far the most widely used payment instrument and accounts for 74% of transactions in volume and 48 % in value.
Five ‘Quick Fixes’ will facilitate the scaling of Disaster Cash
February 05, 2018
In 2016, only 10% of the $24 billion annual humanitarian aid was distributed in cash. The amount is expected to rise to 33% or more by 2025. This forces aid agencies to re-think their traditional ways of doing business.
The Future of Cash: An Asian Perspective
August 07, 2017
Three reasons why banks should embrace cash
July 28, 2017
Cash sets a floor to negetive interest rates. Without cash, central banks could provide digital currencies to the public and compete with retail banks. Consumers actually want it.
The International Cash Conference – Key Take-Aways
June 11, 2017
The Deutsche Bundesbank hosted its third Cash Conference from 25-27 April, gathering experts – from academia, public authorities (including central banks), special interest groups and the private sector.
Three quarters of euro area payments are made in cash
April 06, 2017
A soon-to-be-published survey on cash use, carried out on behalf of the ECB, shows that over three-quarters of all payments at points-of-sale in the euro area are made in cash.
ATMIA announces Withdraw Cash Wednesday campaign
January 27, 2017
ATMIA announces Withdraw Cash Wednesday campaign to promote consumer use during holiday shopping season.
International travel is an important driver for cash demand
June 06, 2016
International travel is a large and growing market. It is cash intensive.