Cash and Covid-19

Cash and Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an astronomical impact on every aspect of everyday life, with cash being no exception.   While cash payments were on the decline pre-pandemic, the card movement was largely consumer-led, with many, especially smaller, vendors...
Why does my takeaway need contactless?

Why does my takeaway need contactless?

Ever noticed that most takeaway restaurants with an FAQ section have “do you take contactless?” quite high up? It’s because a lot of people use contactless, and restaurants/takeaways up and down the country are taking steps to accommodate this to avoid losing...
Is contactless truly safe?

Is contactless truly safe?

Last year, fraud of contactless cards resulted in a total loss of £1.18 million for people all across Britain. This figure is a dramatic increase from the year before, in which the amount lost was £711,000. With the rise in popularity of contactless cards, has come...
The death of cash?

The death of cash?

5.4 million people across the UK, or 10% of consumers, according to UK Finance, have made no more than one payment with cash per month last year. Compare this to 2017, in which 3.4 million people rarely used cash, and it’s clear that cash’s role as the...
Pros and cons of a cashless society

Pros and cons of a cashless society

In the current market, a cashless society is often promoted as the future of shopping- which it already is to some extent. A lot of countries are starting to adopt this slowly, with the intention of phasing out cash in the not too distant future. Here’s our list of...