The rise of the cashless city: ‘There is this real danger of exclusion’ | The Guardian

Scrolling through my online bank statements at Christmas, I was surprised to find I had not removed cash from an ATM for well over four months. Thanks to the ubiquity of electronic payment systems, it has become increasingly easy to glide around London to a chorus of approving bleeps. As more shops and transport networks adapt to contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology, many major cities around the world are in the process of relegating cash to second-class status. Some London shops and cafes ar

Source: The rise of the cashless city: ‘There is this real danger of exclusion’ | Cities | The Guardian

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