Tagged: Cash Payments

Over 160 UK-based Physical Bank Branches are Closing Down Permanently in Coming Months, Making it Difficult to Access Cash

Over 160 physical bank branch locations are shutting down permanently between now and the end of the lockdown period, which has been tentatively scheduled for late March 2021 in the UK.  As first reported by the Daily Mail, these bank branch closures will come as… Read More

Digital Payments in Saudi Arabia Surged 75% YoY as Consumers Began Shopping Online More Frequently due to COVID

Digital payments in Saudi Arabia surged by 75% last year, as consumers increasingly began shopping online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, cash withdrawals from ATMs and other payment points declined 30% during the same time period. Point of sale (PoS) refers to a location where… Read More

Asian Countries like Bahrain and India Continue to Develop Financial Infrastructure to Support Payments Processing and other Fintech Services

Dalal Buhejji, the Director of Business Development, Financial Services at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, has noted that there are currently around 400 financial institutions based in Bahrain. Buhejji pointed out that these companies are offered a “stable, predictable and proven” regulatory and business environment… Read More

Plastiq Expands Scope of Payments Platform to U.S. Cash Payments in Addition to Credit Card Payments

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small businesses, announced on Tuesday it has expanded the scope of its payments platform to include U.S. cash payments, in addition to credit card payments. The cash payments feature enhances Plastiq’s existing credit card payment offerings to provide… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Integrates with SuperSalon so that Workers Can Get Instant Digital Payments Instead of Cash when Receiving Tips

Banking challenger Branch, the Fintech firm that partners with employers, has teamed up with ProPoint Solutions salon software SuperSalon, which allows salons to digitally pay their workers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Branch’s integration with the point of sales software allows… Read More

Norway Is Not in a Rush to Launch its Own Digital Currency Even though Cash Usage has Declined Significanty

The reserve bank in Norway has confirmed that it’s not in a rush to issue a digital Krone, even though a recent research study indicates that cash usage in the country is now down to only 4% of all financial transactions. Declining cash usage is… Read More

Indian Fintech RapiPay to Install 500,000 Micro ATMs in the Country as Its Not Ready to Give Up Cash and Switch to Digital Payments

Fintech firm RapiPay, a subsidiary of Capital India Finance, revealed on September 8, 2020, that it’s planning to install 500,000 micro ATMs (mATMs) in the country during the next two years. RapiPay uses a franchised retail network to offer banking business correspondents (BCs) services. The… Read More

UK’s NatWest Reports Significant Increase in Local Businesses Accepting Payment Cards, as they Move Away from Cash Due to COVID-19

Consumers across the globe continue to increasingly use digital payments options instead of physical cash, due to COVID-19. NatWest claims that it has witnessed a significant increase in UK businesses that are now ready to accept payment cards. The lender notes that 70% of local… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention: Scientific Evidence Suggests Risk of Coronavirus Transmission from Physical Bank Notes is Relatively Low

Although the public seems concerned that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be transmitted by handling physical cash, scientific evidence indicates that the risk is relatively low when compared with various other frequently touched objects, such as PIN pads. A paper recently published by the Bank for… Read More

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