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All posts by tag Cashless
Why providers of essential services should enable bill payments with eCash
The growth of cashless payments is making it harder for cash-reliant consumers to pay for essentials like utilities, healthcare, and even government services. eCash can make these services more accessible and inclusive, while cutting costs for providers.
- Feb 21, 2023
The value of cash in a time of crisis: how consumers are taking control
As the cost of living continues to rise, many of us are scrutinising our spending and trying to find ways to budget more effectively. Here, we explore why cash is proving key – and how merchants can offer payments options that better meet consumers’ needs and drive inclusivity.
- Jan 24, 2023
A cashless Christmas? Why access to cash is key to unlocking festive cheer for many
In an increasingly digital payments landscape, there are many good reasons to make sure cash remains part of the mix. And it’s especially at times like Christmas that we see why.
- Dec 21, 2022
Why protecting access to cash is critical to a fair and resilient society
For millions of people across Europe and the U.S., cash is the only way they can buy essentials and participate in the mainstream economy. But protecting access to cash benefits everyone — including consumers who are willing and able to pay with cashless methods.
- Nov 23, 2022
eCash’s impact on DACH neobanks post COVID-19
Despite being home to some of the biggest names in the industry — N26, bunq, and Vivid Money just to name three — the DACH region has lagged behind the rest of Europe when it comes to neobank adoption. Could accepting eCash move the needle as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Oct 25, 2022
Fintech for good: creating a financially inclusive future
Beyond product innovation, Fintech companies are collaborating with community advocates, non-profits, and other institutions to impart positive social change and build a more transparent, accessible, and inclusive financial system.
- Sep 21, 2022
Will pro-cash legislation halt the march towards cashlessness in the U.S.?
Massachusetts blazed the trail in 1978, making it illegal for businesses to refuse cash payments back when debit cards and credit cards were still rare and digital wallets were the stuff of science fiction.
- Aug 18, 2022
A completely cash-free society is a myth. Here's why.
The media has proclaimed that cash usage is in a downward spiral for at least a decade. But while it's true that more people are using contactless and other digital forms of payment than ever before, the claim that we don't need cash anymore is misguided.
- Oct 14, 2021
Payments in a pandemic
The consumer payments trends we see emerging in the UK as a consequence of COVID-19.
- Aug 26, 2020
Combating COVID-19: Contactless payments on the doorstep
Enabling your customers to pay using a contactless card or mobile wallet on their doorstep for deliveries or appointments is one way to protect them and your sales during COVID-19.
- Apr 28, 2020
The importance of digital remittances during a crisis
For people living away from family and friends, COVID-19 raises its own set of issues. Providing financial support may be critical, but the current circumstances means there are challenges to overcome
- Apr 23, 2020
Will there be regulation to prevent cashless societies?
The US is leading the charge to prevent retailers from having the right to refuse cash payments. Will we see this trend cross the Atlantic to Europe any time soon? And how might this affect eCommerce?
- Feb 10, 2020
2020 trends: The evolving role of cash
The latest article in our 2020 payments predictions series examines five trends that will impact consumers' relationship with cash in the next 12 months
- Dec 17, 2019
How close are we to the end of the traditional checkout?
12% of North American in-store retailers told us they plan to introduce an Amazon Go-style, checkout-free experiences in six months’ time. But is this achievable? And are consumers ready for them?
- Jan 11, 2019
Are in-store invisible payments the future?
With Amazon Go looking to expand both in the US and UK, are we seeing a glimpse into the future of the in-store payments experience?
- Oct 29, 2018
Do UK consumers really want to go cashless?
The question of moving to a cashless economy is one of the dominating debates in payments
- Jun 28, 2018
Asia-Pacific: leading the cashless revolution
While Europe and North America discuss the inevitability of a cashless future and speculate about what it could look like, large swathes of Asia-Pacific are already there.
- Mar 06, 2018
How is Amazon Go shaping the future of payments?
Amazon Go has captured the imagination of retailers and consumers alike; businesses are being challenged to reimagine the shopping experience as something that was unthinkable a decade ago.
- Feb 27, 2018
Cashless gaming: a new era for how we pay to play
Paysafe’s Neil Erlick spoke to Totally Gaming about the changing payments landscape in the gaming industry.
- Jan 30, 2018
What’s next for payments in 2018 and beyond?
The digital revolution has reshaped our expectations as consumers and radically changed the way we like to pay. But even now, the evolution of payments shows no signs of slowing down.
- Dec 29, 2017
The future of digital currency
Back in October 2017, the British Legion, which runs the iconic Poppy Appeal, announced it would be accepting contactless to combat declining donations. It isn’t the first charity to do this.
- Dec 21, 2017
The changing face of payments in the digital age
According to Lost In Transaction, 55% of Brits, 54% of Americans and 52% of Canadians doubt if they’ll need notes and coins to shop in two years’ time. What does this mean for the future of payments?
- Sep 14, 2017
Cash: still king after all these years
How cash is evolving to remain relevant in the payments ecosystem
- Jun 26, 2017