Ever wondered how the Cash Cycle works? Our latest Cash and Crises episode explains how physical currency is managed in times of a disaster and why it is essential to the proper functioning of the national economy.
• The ‘Cash Cycle’ refers to the circulation of cash in the economy after it has been issued by the
• Trust in the robustness, efficiency and security of the cash cycle is essential to the proper
functioning of the national economy.
• The sooner the Cash Cycle is restored after a catastrophe, the sooner economic recovery can
• Cash demand increases enormously following a sudden-onset disaster, with the need for lowdenomination
notes remaining higher than normal for some time, usually months.
• Cash adds value to society by generating profit for the issuer.
• There seems to be a requirement to temporarily expand ATM channels following a disaster.
• Aid organisations should contract cash-in-transit operators for last-mile delivery, not carry cash
Find more information on the Cash and Crises series by clicking here and watch our previous episodes below:
Episode 1: Digital Money
Episode 3: Multiplier Effects
Epsiode 4: Pre-paid card payments and settlements
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