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Cash and Crises
Africa’s Mobile Money Industry is Infiltrated by Crime
July 07, 2020
The growth of mobile money in Africa has been one of the great success stories in digital payments over the past decade. A new Interpol report has found that the industry is being exploited by organized crime groups.
Why Covid-19 Should Change the Way we See Cash
April 02, 2020
In a short period of time, the Covid 19 pandemic has caused immense human suffering and major economic damage. But what if Covid 19 was a virus that would infect the Internet and limit its functionality to such an extent that payment systems would no longer work? Preventive measures are needed to contain this danger.
New Coronavirus Health Crisis – Separating Fact from Fiction
March 13, 2020
As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe, panic reactions are happening, including the targeting of cash which has been blamed by some media for spreading the virus. ATMIA speaks out against the scapegoating of cash.
Cash provides security, say central banks
August 22, 2018
Central bankers are increasingly stating that cash is an important tool in the payments landscape and that it will continue to play a central role.
In defense of cash: why we should bring back the $500 note and other big bills
Jay L. Zagorsky
January 12, 2018
A cashless society requires three things: electricity, communication networks and security. Recent events have shown that none of these are guaranteed. Dr. Jay Zagorsky recommends issuing high-denomination notes to increase resilience when emergencies occur.
And here we go again!
March 06, 2017
The European Commission proposes to introduce EU-wide restrictions on cash payments.
Faster, cheaper, safer
August 05, 2016
The Rio Olympics will be showcasing some new fancy payment devices. But will they replace cash?
International travel is an important driver for cash demand
June 06, 2016
International travel is a large and growing market. It is cash intensive.