Cashless Britain: over-55s and low earners at risk of being left behind

Study warns banks to adapt offerings to help consumers to use mobile or online bankingWith Britons increasingly turning to digital payments, consumers aged over 55 and those on low incomes “risk being left behind” by banks, according to new research.Th…

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NatWest trials fingerprint debit cards to remove £30 limit

Contactless card that stores owner’s fingerprint could mean an end to typing in pinBank customers will be able to spend more than £30 using contactless cards and could never again have to remember their four-digit pin if a fingerprint technology trial …

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Going contactless is gloriously convenient – for all the wrong people | Peter Ormerod

The dash from cash doesn’t just contribute to social exclusion, it plays into the hands of unaccountable corporationsHow convenient. The decline of cash and the rise of electronic payments makes life so much simpler: no more rooting around in purses an…

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‘I went on holiday – so how was my card used for a £600 spree at home?’

TSB has refused to refund a couple for payments made when they were 1,400 miles awayAn Aberdeen couple are warning others to be aware of the risks of contactless bank cards after TSB refused to refund £600 spent contactlessly on their credit card – eve…

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Hundreds of cash machines close as UK turns to contactless payments

Which? says ATMs around the country are shutting down and rural operators are worst hitCash machines around the UK are closing at a rate of 300 every month, with rural communities worst hit, according to an analysis by Which?.Almost 1,500 machines on t…

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Is this the beginning of the end for cash? Readers on the rise of digitised payments

We asked you about the UK’s declining cash usage and the difference it makes to your lives. Here’s what some of you said

What do barber shops, buses, street markets, shisha bars and grandchildren at Christmas all have in common?

They are some of the last hold-outs of the cash economy, small pockets of activity that still deal in notes and coins despite the surge in digital payment systems that threaten to drive cash out of business altogether.

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