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Cash and Crises
Cash is the most Popular Payment Instrument in France
November 05, 2020
According to the latest edition of the IFOP survey for Brink's France (27 and 28 0ctober, 2020), cash remains the most frequently used means of payment by the French. 79% of the population are opposed to its disappearance.
France: Controversy over Stores Refusing Cash Steps up
May 28, 2020
The French Federation of Cash Management Companies has lodged a complaint with the Competition and Fraud Authorities over refusals to accept cash in shops during the pandemic.
French Authorities Remind Merchants that Accepting Cash is Obligatory
April 14, 2020
The Banque de France as well as the National Ombudsman have reminded merchants that refusing cash for a payment is illegal in France. In the UK, various associations increasingly speak out for cash.
The CFA Franc is dead. Long live the Eco.
December 30, 2019
The CFA Franc was established in 1945 and is used in two African monetary unions, one in Western Africa and the other in Central Africa. The West African CFA Franc will be replaced by the Eco in 2020.
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.
French banks plan to improve the profitability of their ATMs
August 14, 2019
The domestic schema Cartes Bancaires intends to increase ATM interchange fees in order to increase revenue for running ATMs.
France launches Access to Cash Review
March 29, 2019
France is following the lead set by monetary authorities and lawmakers in countries such as Sweden, the UK and the US to ensure the long term viability of the cash cycle.