Who still uses cash?

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Published 7th March 2019 |
Read latest comment - 12th July 2019

I saw this article about cash today https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47456698

Do you still use cash? I have to admit I barely do now and when I need to I am scrabbling about for it. I did find a tenner in an old pair of jeans last week though.   I get an Uber when I go out so I pay automatically for that and use my debit card to pay for drinks or food when I am out or in shops. I think ice cream vans, small shops and black cabs are the only time I really need cash. Even parking you can usually pay online using an app now. 

The most interesting part of the article for me was the pub that went cash free.  A bold move but he says it saves him thousands as no more trips to the bank, less security as no cash on the premises, so insurance is also cheaper and so much time saved from cashing up and depositing it every few days. Cash is too expensive to deal with!

What do you think? Do you still prefer having a wallet full or do you just use your card (or your phone or your watch!) to pay?


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lol I never have cash on me and now that they have removed the card charges I use it all the time , I can go weeks without anything


Andy
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It's strange how much it's changed in the last few years. 


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Online transaction is the best option for payments. It can also do small transaction while facing cash problems while paying cash. I have a payment application on my phone. If I have to pay at any store then I do it by phone. It's a bit strange to keep a wallet in a pocket. Keeping the wallet in the pocket in the time of this digitalization has become outdated.


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Online transaction is the best option for payments. It can also do small transaction while facing cash problems while paying cash. I have a payment application on my phone. If I have to pay at any store then I do it by phone. It's a bit strange to keep a wallet in a pocket. Keeping the wallet in the pocket in the time of this digitalization has become outdated.”
 

More people are like this now. I still use my debit card or cash. I often have t pay for things like the ice cream van or an event at school and they all require cash. 


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