News Archive 2023

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Cash is for the Young, Middle Aged and Matures - for EVERYONE! - Click here to view this entry

Cash is for the Young, Middle Aged and Matures - for EVERYONE!

Mon Dec 18 2023
The anti-cash brigade try to paint the picture that cash is only for the old, badly financially off or technologically challenged. This is just one of the MYTHS that the opponents of cash spend £millions every year promoting. Of course, cash is really for EVERYONE who values CHOICE! Only 3% of British public strongly support the UK becoming “cashless”, which is oddly the same ....
Martin Quinn of the PCA speaks to Lord Bird about starting the Big Issue and cash - Click here to view this entry

Martin Quinn of the PCA speaks to Lord Bird about starting the Big Issue and cash

Mon Dec 18 2023
Martin Quinn of the PCA speaks to Lord Bird about starting the Big Issue and the continuing importance of cash for its vendors...
Cash Hits The Airwaves! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Hits The Airwaves!

Tue Dec 19 2023
Cash has been touring the country - or at least the country’s BBC Radio Stations in the last week or so! Ron Delnevo, the PCA Chair, has been on air on BBC Radio Wales and the local BBC Stations for Berkshire, Cumbria, Devon, Manchester, Merseyside, Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, Surrey, Tees and Worcester! Here’s just a sample of the coverage, in this case with Ron speaking to Chris....
 Lord Bird speaks with Louise O'Hara about his early life and the role of cash at that time. - Click here to view this entry

Lord Bird speaks with Louise O'Hara about his early life and the role of cash at that time.

Mon Dec 11 2023
Louise O'Hara, Campaign Director of the PCA speaks to Lord Bird about his early life and the importance cash played in turning his life around...
The Irish government says NO to “cashless” - Click here to view this entry

The Irish government says NO to “cashless”

Mon Dec 11 2023
The Irish government stepped in when a big Irish High Street bank tried to make branches “cashless”. Just a simple “NO” from the government was enough to stop the bank in its tracks. When contractors running services on behalf of the Irish government announced they were going “cashless, what happened? Just a simple “NO” from the government was enough to....
News of the Death of Cash was Premature! - Click here to view this entry

News of the Death of Cash was Premature!

Mon Dec 11 2023
Great news for cash. The British Retail Consortium, which represents the UK’s “Big Box” retailers, reports that in 2022, 19% of retail sales were made using cash, as against 15% the previous year. This means cash sales increased by more than a quarter, an unprecedented increase! On top of that, the Consortium also reported that their members would welcome the increase in cash ....
 Lord Bird speaks with Ron Delnevo about cash and its role in poverty prevention. - Click here to view this entry

Lord Bird speaks with Ron Delnevo about cash and its role in poverty prevention.

Mon Dec 11 2023
Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue and a campaigner for the end of poverty in the UK speaks with Payment Choice Alliance Chair, Ron Delnevo, about the importance of cash when it comes to poverty prevention.
There are too FEW ATMs in the UK, NOT too MANY! - Click here to view this entry

There are too FEW ATMs in the UK, NOT too MANY!

Mon Dec 4 2023
It is quite wrong to suggest there are currently too many ATMs in the UK. The 37,000 remaining free-to-use ATMs in the UK are actually providing the public with the same amount of cash as they were pre-pandemic. The Big Five UK banks, who call the tune at the LINK ATM Network, want to force a reduction in ATM numbers. They only operate around 10,000 ATMs at their remaining branches, branches wh....
Banks Close Branches, Remove ATMs - And Try To Foist “Cashless” On The British Public! - Click here to view this entry

Banks Close Branches, Remove ATMs - And Try To Foist “Cashless” On The British Public!

Tue Dec 5 2023
The “Big 5” UK banks - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Nat West, Santander - started closing their branches and removing ATMs 20 years ago. 90% plus of the British public have accounts - are customers of - those Big Five banks. The decision of the bank Boards to leave High Streets meant it was inevitable , like it or not, that those customers were going to be forced to use online banking. It....
A pub (and not the only one!) in crisis over “cashless” payments - Click here to view this entry

A pub (and not the only one!) in crisis over “cashless” payments

Mon Nov 27 2023
Zoe Partington has owned The Lord Nelson for 13 years but is now paying 30p for a £5 pint in each contactless transaction. Zoe explained: “It’s harder for independent traders whether it’s a convenient shop or hairdressers is struggling now.” Martin Quinn, Campaign Director of the PCA said: “Local pubs, in particular, are being hammered with very high card fees,....
Businesses Make Clear That They Don’t Want “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Businesses Make Clear That They Don’t Want “Cashless”!

Mon Nov 27 2023
Small businesses in the UK are having their profits squeezed by the Big Five High Street Banks and their card scheme collaborators. An estimate from the Payment Choice Alliance of when the British public and businesses will be ready to go “cashless”? Source: thelincolnite.co.uk/2023/11/card-is-king-but-lincoln-businesses-not-ready-to-give-up-cash-yet/
Podcast: The privacy implications  of CBDCs and why we need to keep using cash! - Click here to view this entry

Podcast: The privacy implications of CBDCs and why we need to keep using cash!

Mon Nov 27 2023
In this podcast, Martin Quinn, a Campaign Director for the PCA, talks to Money Marketing magazine about CBDC’s privacy implications and highlights accessibility challenges for digitally excluded groups. With a general election approaching, Martin suggests addressing inflation and the cost-of-living crisis should take precedence over prioritising a CBDC, emphasising the importance of support....
UK Set To Lose 75% Of Free ATMs By 2027? - Click here to view this entry

UK Set To Lose 75% Of Free ATMs By 2027?

Mon Nov 27 2023
There is a HUGE continuing public demand for cash. However, the Big 5 High Street Banks are proving VERY successful in their efforts to impose “cashless” on the British public. Soon there are likely to be no towns with under 35,000 residents with either a bank or a bank ATM. This is an absolute disgrace - but it seems neither the current Government nor any UK Regulator has the gumpt....
Stark warning against UK following Sweden by going cashless - Click here to view this entry

Stark warning against UK following Sweden by going cashless

Mon Nov 27 2023
The leader of a Scandinavian grassroots movement, Björn Eriksson, has warned that Britain should not follow Sweden towards becoming a cashless society. He urges Britain to keep the two systems side by side (digital and cash), a view the PCA wholeheartedly supports. If you're unable to use digital tools you will, in many ways, be excluded from society - our society will become extremely....
Pressure Builds on HM Treasury for a Rethink on UK Cash Access and Acceptance. - Click here to view this entry

Pressure Builds on HM Treasury for a Rethink on UK Cash Access and Acceptance.

Mon Nov 20 2023
A starting point for rethinking UK cash access and acceptance is dispelling once and for all the notion that the recent HM Treasury Policy Statement on Cash Access was intended to preserve cash access. IT WAS NOT. It was a piece of puffery, designed to allow the High Street banks to continue their programmes of bank branch closures and ATM removals. The Treasury Policy Statement did not even me....
Cash acceptance laws - The UK must learn from the United States! - Click here to view this entry

Cash acceptance laws - The UK must learn from the United States!

Mon Nov 20 2023
A quote from this article really tells the whole story: “....the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a ban on cashless businesses.” UNANIMOUS. So the “We are cashless” signs will soon be coming down. Those entrusted with running Los Angeles considered what “progress” REALLY means - and decided “cashless” in no way qualified for the label.....
PCA Ambassador Patrick Hutchinson emphasises the continued importance of cash - Click here to view this entry

PCA Ambassador Patrick Hutchinson emphasises the continued importance of cash

Wed Nov 15 2023
Louise O'Hara of the Payment Choice Alliance speaks with PCA Ambassador Patrick Hutchinson about the continued importance of cash for young Brits.
PCA talks to labout party activist Ann Clark - Click here to view this entry

PCA talks to labout party activist Ann Clark

Mon Nov 13 2023
Ann Clark, a Labour Party activist from Mole Valley in Surrey, talks to the PCA about all things cash.
The UK depends on tourism, and tourists want to spend their cash! - Click here to view this entry

The UK depends on tourism, and tourists want to spend their cash!

Mon Nov 13 2023
Cash needs to be safeguarded, not just for people of the UK, but for the tourists on which the UK depends. This take on using cash as a tourist makes so much sense, but as the writer also states “the reasons why cash’s eradication might not be to society’s total benefit do not demand much head-scratching Source: telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-truths/when-cities-go-cashless-its-to....
PCA interviews John Howells, CEO of LINK ATM Network, at CPC23  - Click here to view this entry

PCA interviews John Howells, CEO of LINK ATM Network, at CPC23

Mon Nov 6 2023
John Howells, CEO of LINK ATM Network, has been in his role for ten years. In this interview with Payment Choice Alliance Chair Ron Delnevo, John confirms that there must be an ATM on every UK High Street and that LINK will spend whatever it takes to ensure this happens.
The Tide is Turning Against “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

The Tide is Turning Against “Cashless”!

Mon Nov 6 2023
Well done to the Royal Albion Hotel in lovely Broadstairs - they are again offering their customers Payment Choice! As the Payment Choice Alliance has been highlighting for some time, the tide is turning against “cashless” - and not just down on the South Coast. Most sensible and moral businesses, the ones who truly care about their customers, won’t wait for the UK Payments Cho....
 The PCA speaks with Bob Lyddon about cash and payment choice, in a wide-ranging interview at CPC23.  - Click here to view this entry

The PCA speaks with Bob Lyddon about cash and payment choice, in a wide-ranging interview at CPC23.

Mon Oct 30 2023
Bob Lyddon is one of be UK’s leading consultants on international banking, with a special focus on payments and cash management. In a wide-ranging interview with the PCA , Bob explains his views on many issues and emphasises his strong support for cash and Payment Choice.
 Anne Meacock of USDAW talks to the PCA about the challenges her members face when trying to use cash  - Click here to view this entry

Anne Meacock of USDAW talks to the PCA about the challenges her members face when trying to use cash

Mon Oct 30 2023
Martin Quinn, Campaign Director of the Payment Choice Alliance spoke with Anne Meacock, from the shopworkers' union USDAW on the challenges her members face from increased digitalisation of payments in shops, and the removal of cash as a payment method.
Reading Teach Oxford Dunces a Thing or Two! - Click here to view this entry

Reading Teach Oxford Dunces a Thing or Two!

Thu Nov 2 2023
Reading Borough Council has introduced “contactless” payments on their buses, whilst continuing to accept cash. Excellent! That’s Payment Choice, which everyone in the UK should be entitled to enjoy. Similarly, Reading car parks continue to accept cash. Well done to this progressive AND caring Council! They are Top of the Class in terms of providing Payment Choice to all who l....
Is the “Cashless Dystopia” that loomed in Kenya a possibility here in the UK? A great –and frankly disturbing – article that deserves a read… - Click here to view this entry

Is the “Cashless Dystopia” that loomed in Kenya a possibility here in the UK? A great –and frankly disturbing – article that deserves a read…

Thu Oct 26 2023
While nearly every major digital platform will now trade your digital identity for “tokens”, we must ensure that no such “trials” should be allowed in the UK. A Payment Choice Act will ensure that people’s freedom of choice on how to pay, and right to privacy, remains. unherd.com/2023/10/welcome-to-the-cashless-dystopia
 PCA speaks with Ria Cash, a Labour Party Activist, about the continuing importance of cash  - Click here to view this entry

PCA speaks with Ria Cash, a Labour Party Activist, about the continuing importance of cash

Mon Oct 23 2023
Ria Cash, Labour Party Activist from Nottinghamshire, talks to Ron Delnevo about the continuing importance of cash to her and many others in her local community.
PCA speaks to RNIB Policy Manager Mike Wordingham about the importance of cash - Click here to view this entry

PCA speaks to RNIB Policy Manager Mike Wordingham about the importance of cash

Mon Oct 23 2023
Mike Wordingham, Policy Manager for the Royal National Institute of Blind People, tells the PCA about the importance of cash to the estimated 2 million people with eyesight challenges in the UK.
 As Barclays Suffer Hi-Tech Meltdown, the British Public are Reminded by Martin Quinn that Cash NEVER Crashes. - Click here to view this entry

As Barclays Suffer Hi-Tech Meltdown, the British Public are Reminded by Martin Quinn that Cash NEVER Crashes.

Mon Oct 23 2023
Martin Quinn, a Campaign Director of the Payment Choice Alliance, reminds the British public that cash can be 100% trusted to work, even if the systems of banks like Barclays disintegrate. Martin recommends that EVERYONE should carry some cash, to protect themselves from inevitable bank "hi-tech" failures. Unlike banks, cash NEVER lets the public down. gbnews.com/money/barclays-online-banking-do....
PCA speaks to Yvonne Fovargue about her thoughts on cash at LPC23 - Click here to view this entry

PCA speaks to Yvonne Fovargue about her thoughts on cash at LPC23

Mon Oct 16 2023
Yvonne Fovargue - the MP for Makerfield - confirms that she supports the passing of a Payment Choice Act, to guarantee everyone in the UK has the right to use cash, when and where they choose.
PCA talks to Thomas Tudor about the crucial role of cash at LPC23 - Click here to view this entry

PCA talks to Thomas Tudor about the crucial role of cash at LPC23

Mon Oct 16 2023
Thomas Tudor, Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, gives his views on the crucial role cash plays in Haverfordwest and other communities in his county.
Natasha Wynarczyk talks to PCA at the Labour Party Conference 2023 - Click here to view this entry

Natasha Wynarczyk talks to PCA at the Labour Party Conference 2023

Mon Oct 16 2023
Natasha Wynarczyk, Consumer Editor of the Daily Mirror, speaks to the Payment Choice Alliance about how vital cash remains for the newspapers millions of readers and of her support for a Payment Choice Act.
Marjorie Bayliss MBE talks to PCA at CPC23 - Click here to view this entry

Marjorie Bayliss MBE talks to PCA at CPC23

Thu Oct 12 2023
Marjorie Bayliss MBE interview with the Payment Choice Alliance at the Conservative Party Conference 2023 Marjorie Bayliss MBE, Deputy Chair Membership and Finance South West Region of the Conservative Party, loves cash, uses it whenever possible and firmly supports Payment Choice. Marjorie says she will definitely go on using cash, even though she now faces a 22 mile round trip to her nearest ban....
Desmond Swayne talks to PCA at CPC23 - Click here to view this entry

Desmond Swayne talks to PCA at CPC23

Thu Oct 12 2023
Desmond Swayne interview with the Payment Choice Alliance at the Conservative Party Conference Sir Desmond Swayne - the MP New Forrest West - speaks to the Payment Choice Alliance about the importance of cash to his constituents and in society as a whole.
Nigel Farage talks to PCA at CPC23 - Click here to view this entry

Nigel Farage talks to PCA at CPC23

Wed Jun 5 2024
Nigel Farage is a man who knows what he wants - and told the Payment Choice Alliance that he wants everyone in the UK to be able to continue to use cash, when and where they choose!
Danny Kruger talks to PCA at CPC23 - Click here to view this entry

Danny Kruger talks to PCA at CPC23

Fri Oct 6 2023
Danny Kruger, the dynamic Devizes MP, tells the Payment Choice Alliance about his strong support for cash and Payment Choice.
Cash Payments ARE Cheaper Than Cards for Shops - Let’s Keep it that Way! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Payments ARE Cheaper Than Cards for Shops - Let’s Keep it that Way!

Wed Sep 27 2023
This bakery wants customers to pay using cash. More and more businesses are telling their customers the same thing. Cards are VERY expensive, especially when adding to the high fees the “charge back”, where card schemes withhold payments to shops because of problems with the card holders. Charge backs are often reported to be at 3% or higher of sales. So cash IS cheaper for shops. ....
It is Simply NOT Acceptable for Cash Deposits to Go Missing! - Click here to view this entry

It is Simply NOT Acceptable for Cash Deposits to Go Missing!

Wed Sep 27 2023
Such bizarre incidents undermine the publics confidence in cash AND banking. The Financial Conduct Authority needs to penalise banks which badly let their customers down in this way. bbc.co.uk/news/business-66883086.amp
If Only ONE Payment Method is Accepted it MUST be Cash! - Click here to view this entry

If Only ONE Payment Method is Accepted it MUST be Cash!

Wed Sep 27 2023
The Payment Choice Alliance strongly prefers that the British public is given the option to choose how to pay - BUT, if for any reason there is going to be only one method available, it MUST be cash! Cash is the only payment option which is fully INCLUSIVE. It unites, rather than divides. Today, more than ever, the British public need to be united. So they need - and WANT - cash! gbnews.com/m....
The Guardian conducts a survey of UK cash users - they could have asked over 50 MILLION People! - Click here to view this entry

The Guardian conducts a survey of UK cash users - they could have asked over 50 MILLION People!

Mon Sep 18 2023
Yes. Over 50 MILLION British adults continue to use cash. That’s over 90% of the adult population. This despite the fact that around 30% of free-to-use ATMs have been closed permanently in the last few years. It has become much less convenient for many Brits to get cash, with so many ATMs gone. And, when people get the cash they want, they often find that their cash is refused by dictator....
David Mitchell would NOT lie to you - "cashless" IS a terrible idea! - Click here to view this entry

David Mitchell would NOT lie to you - "cashless" IS a terrible idea!

Mon Sep 18 2023
Great article by David Mitchell, in support of cash, privacy and Payment Choice. David suggests that since Rishi Sunak has said “NO” so far to a law giving the British public the right to use their cash, when and where they choose, King Charles should be consulted! The Payment Choice Alliance prefers to simply ask Rishi Sunak a simple question - WHY NOT? - again and again, until he f....
Cash is NOT a Minority Interest! - Click here to view this entry

Cash is NOT a Minority Interest!

Mon Sep 18 2023
Very nice of The Times to devote an editorial to cash. However, the editorial team refer to a “significant minority” being interested in cash. It is NOT a significant minority. Over 90% of British adults continue to use cash occasionally or frequently. That’s NOT a minority of any description; it is the VAST MAJORITY. thetimes.co.uk/article/da08aa6e-532f-11ee-abb5-ce4135341f....
Our Chair Ron Delnevo talks to Ian Collins on TalkTV - Click here to view this entry

Our Chair Ron Delnevo talks to Ian Collins on TalkTV

Mon Sep 18 2023
Our Chair, Ron Delenvo, was delighted to talk to Ian Collins at TalkTV about all things cash, including the need for a UK Payment Choice Act, giving the British public the right to use their cash, when and where they choose. How can Rishi Sunak resist the wishes of 40 MILLION voters? A question many in the The Conservative Party will be asking him at their annual conference in Manchester (1-4 Oc....
A Payment Choice Act will make it VERY easy to CHOSE to live a CASH ONLY life! - Click here to view this entry

A Payment Choice Act will make it VERY easy to CHOSE to live a CASH ONLY life!

Mon Sep 11 2023
The first sentence of this The Independent article is: “Like any self-respecting 20-something I don’t use cash.” Of course, it is very odd to think that “self-respect” can be gained by going “cashless” - but, in any case, the statement is completely wrong in terms of no “20-somethings” using cash. Many young people DO use cash. The YouGov s....
Excellent Coverage of Payment Choice Issues in the Asian Trader Magazine. - Click here to view this entry

Excellent Coverage of Payment Choice Issues in the Asian Trader Magazine.

Mon Sep 11 2023
This article confirms that retailers understand the importance of cash - and Payment Choice. And every retailer also understands they would see even higher fees - and chargebacks - imposed by Visa and MasterCard in the absence of cash as a competitor. So cash is great for the public - and retailers! asiantrader.biz/exclusive-look-into-status-of-cash-in-c-stores
Yes - it IS true. Businesses in France MUST Accept Cash - Click here to view this entry

Yes - it IS true. Businesses in France MUST Accept Cash

Mon Sep 11 2023
Here is a quote from this article: “In 2022 Banque de France reminded two of France’s biggest retailers that they were obliged to accept cash..” Meantime, Rishi Sunak says: “Forcing all shops to accept cash wouldn’t be appropriate.” It seems the wishes of British public - remember, 40 million British voters want a Payment Choice Act - are at grave risk of be....
Patrick Hutchinson calls for people to take action to bring about a Payment Choice Act - Click here to view this entry

Patrick Hutchinson calls for people to take action to bring about a Payment Choice Act

Mon Jun 10 2024
Payment Choice and people being able to spend and access their cash is a topic close to our Payment Choice Alliance Ambassador Patrick Hutchinson’s heart. As Patrick says in this heartfelt video, whether you are a regular cash user or not, it is important to know and understand the grave implications of losing it as a payment choice. Please take action and write to your MP about this. We ev....
No Support from the  UK Authorities for Cash? - Click here to view this entry

No Support from the UK Authorities for Cash?

Mon Sep 4 2023
The German public won’t be either seduced or hounded into giving up their cash. And the Deutsche Bundesbank stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the public. Meantime, in the UK? When did the Bank of England produce reports like the Deutsche Bundesbank about every aspect of cash? NEVER. The Bank of England instead says that it’s “not our job to promote cash”, the ONLY UK ow....
Time for the UK Government to Stop Vilifying Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Time for the UK Government to Stop Vilifying Cash!

Mon Sep 4 2023
A quote from a “government spokesman” in this article. “We are making it easier for businesses to continue accepting cash – by ensuring the vast majority will be within three miles of cash facilities – but also making it increasingly difficult for businesses to hide their income, using improved targeting with new data sources and increased activity. RUBBISH from sta....
Rishi Sunak Needs to Give 40 Million Voters what They Want! - Click here to view this entry

Rishi Sunak Needs to Give 40 Million Voters what They Want!

Mon Sep 4 2023
As this article proves, it is still possible to go cash-only; BUT it is becoming much harder, which is completely unacceptable to those who believe in Payment Choice. 40 million UK adults want a law that gives them the right to spend their cash, when and where they choose. Rishi Sunak still has time to give the 40 million voters what they want, before they start getting very annoyed with him. W....
Lack of Cash Access Leaves Henley-on-Thames In Chaos - Click here to view this entry

Lack of Cash Access Leaves Henley-on-Thames In Chaos

Tue Aug 29 2023
One 24/7 ATM is all that Henley-on-Thames is left with, after the Big 5 High Street (?) Banks paddled off down the river. Yes, literally , the residents of Henley have been sold down the river. Pathetic, most people might say. Yes. But not as pathetic as the fact that the HM Treasury “Policy Statement” on cash access would NOT even require Henley to have one ATM! This frankly idio....
ATMs Not Part of HM Treasury Plans for Cash Access - Click here to view this entry

ATMs Not Part of HM Treasury Plans for Cash Access

Tue Aug 29 2023
This story paints an entirely accurate story about the importance of an excellent post office to the local community. This would be true of thousands of communities around the UK, where post offices have a crucial role to play in the lives of many local residents. In addition, however, this article completely exposes the reality of the HM Treasury position on cash access. The HM Treasury is loo....
How Rishi Sunak Can Prove He Is NOT Out of Touch with the British Public! - Click here to view this entry

How Rishi Sunak Can Prove He Is NOT Out of Touch with the British Public!

Tue Aug 29 2023
Nadine Dorries has written to PM Rishi Sunak, telling him that he is out of touch with the British public and that "history will not judge you kindly". The Payment Choice Alliance can advise Rishi Sunak that a sure way of showing that he is IN TOUCH with the British public is by giving them the Payment Choice Act they demand. In June 2023, 71% of British adults - that’s around 40 million p....
Campaign Director Martin Quinn appeared on GBNews - Click here to view this entry

Campaign Director Martin Quinn appeared on GBNews

Mon Aug 21 2023
Our Campaign Director Martin Quinn appeared on GBNews again last Saturday, urging consumers to boycott businesses and institutions that refuse to accept cash. ‘The best thing to do is boycott.’

After GB News presenters delivered our Don’t Kill Cash petition to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Thursday, Martin Quinn from the Payment Choice Alliance says consumers should boy....
The British Public Make Clear They Reject Cashless. - Click here to view this entry

The British Public Make Clear They Reject Cashless.

Mon Aug 21 2023
A great quote in this article! John adds: “It’s businesses refusing to accept cash that is driving us to a cashless society.” EXACTLY. “Bank Hubs” - anyway as rare as winning a National Lottery Jackpot - are a PR smokescreen. CASH ACCEPTANCE IS THE KEY TO AVOIDING A CASHLESS BRITAIN. The British public want a Payment Choice Act NOW in 2023! telegraph.co.uk/busin....
Times Article Underlines the Need for a UK Payment Choice Act. - Click here to view this entry

Times Article Underlines the Need for a UK Payment Choice Act.

Mon Aug 21 2023
Great article by Lucy Alderson, highlighting the difficulties faced in using cash today, as some businesses try to impose “cashless” on the British public. YouGov told us that only 3% of adults NEVER use cash - but there is a growing problem with non-acceptance. That’s why the Payment Choice Alliance agrees with the 71% of adults who want a law to make accepting cash mandatory.....
Opaque HM Treasury Cash Access Policy Statement? - Click here to view this entry

Opaque HM Treasury Cash Access Policy Statement?

Mon Aug 21 2023
The Times and other media outlets didn’t quite fathom the depth of this well-constructed story from HM Treasury. They are not to blame. The tale spun is opaque, to say the least. Banks have NOT been told to “offer free cash machine” within one mile in urban areas and three miles in rural areas. In fact, the words cash machine or ATM are nowhere to be found in the HM Treasury &....
Payment Choice Alliance Drags British Pubs Back from the Brink of “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Payment Choice Alliance Drags British Pubs Back from the Brink of “Cashless”!

Mon Aug 14 2023
Martin Quinn, a Campaign Director of the Payment Choice Alliance, reveals to the Sunday Times the success of the Alliance in ensuring thousands of British pub continue to accept cash. This work will now spread to other sectors of the UK’s catering, retail and leisure industries. The Payment Choice Alliance predicts that “cashless” with be like the dinosaurs by 2025 - EXTINCT! ....
More and More UK Businesses are Encouraging Customers to Use Cash. - Click here to view this entry

More and More UK Businesses are Encouraging Customers to Use Cash.

Mon Aug 14 2023
A Belfast café is giving customers a free coffee if they pay using cash; the Welsh town of Llandeilo is promoting Payment Choice; many businesses are now holding “cash only” days, asking customers to pay only using cash on particular days. In short, there are signs around the UK that there is a backlash from businesses against the imposition of “cashless“. Neither ....
YouGov Payment Choice Alliance Survey Shows 51% of Brits Prefer to Tip Using Cash! - Click here to view this entry

YouGov Payment Choice Alliance Survey Shows 51% of Brits Prefer to Tip Using Cash!

Mon Aug 14 2023
The fact that a majority of British adults prefer to tip using cash rubbishes the stories that the anti-cash collaborators spread, claiming hardly anyone carries cash anymore! If the majority tip using cash, how on Earth can they not be carrying any?! The truth is that the majority of Brits would normally have £20 or more in cash. That’s why they have the money to leave a cash tip! ....
All Football Clubs Need to Boot Cashless Out of Their Stadiums! - Click here to view this entry

All Football Clubs Need to Boot Cashless Out of Their Stadiums!

Mon Aug 7 2023
Mansfield Town are one of a number of football clubs which have forgotten their duties to their supporters. Football clubs were created to be at the heart of their local communities. They were meant to be fully-inclusive, welcoming all to join in the fun and excitement. “Cashless” is NOT in inclusive. It does NOT meet the needs of everyone in any community. A UK Payment Choice Act w....
Big Scoop: Help Businesses in YOUR Community by Paying in CASH! - Click here to view this entry

Big Scoop: Help Businesses in YOUR Community by Paying in CASH!

Mon Aug 7 2023
This is a great idea from ice cream company boss Zara Taylor! Zara is asking her customers to help her business by paying in cash. It is costing Zara a small fortune to meet the fees imposed by card schemes. And Zara will know that, in the horrific situation of the UK ever going “cashless”, her already exorbitant card costs would go through the roof! Time for common sense - and SAN....
Rishi Sunak Needs to Listen Soon! - Click here to view this entry

Rishi Sunak Needs to Listen Soon!

Mon Aug 7 2023
The Payment Choice Alliance has been telling the Prime Minister since early this year that the “cashless” future being dreamed-up by Chief Economic Secretary to The Treasury Andrew Griffith is NOT the future the British public want OR will vote for. As this latest poll shows, the Treasury stance on cash could well lead to a rebuilding of the Red Wall. Rishi Sunak needs to listen to t....
What some of the public think about payment choice - Click here to view this entry

What some of the public think about payment choice

Fri Aug 4 2023
If you want to hear what some of the public think about payment choice, click below.
In our new video, we interview the public to find out. Click here to visit Payment Choice Heroes page >
Businesses Which Reject Instructions From Bank To Go “Cashless” Have Accounts Closed? - Click here to view this entry

Businesses Which Reject Instructions From Bank To Go “Cashless” Have Accounts Closed?

Tue Aug 1 2023
The revelation that banks order business customers to go “cashless”, with the threat that their accounts will be closed if they continue to accept cash should surprise no one. The majority of UK banks have been implementing a PLAN for 15 years plus, a PLAN to force the UK public to towards “cashless”. This PLAN was inevitable when the same banks decided to strip their bra....
Isle of Man Consultation on the Future of Cash? - Click here to view this entry

Isle of Man Consultation on the Future of Cash?

Tue Aug 1 2023
It sounds good - the public is being “consulted”. However, too often such “consultations” are superficial exercises, with the outcome already decided by the “Authorities”. Statistics show that over 50 million UK adults continue to use cash. That’s more than 90% of adults. The Isle of Man “Authorities” should be planning ahead on that basis, ....
“Cashless” Wendy’s Need to put Their House in Order! - Click here to view this entry

“Cashless” Wendy’s Need to put Their House in Order!

Tue Aug 1 2023
For some crazy reason Wendy’s thought it was a “good idea” to go “cashless” when opening their new restaurant in Colchester. Their customers HATE it! Wendy’s say they are “monitoring the situation”. No need! Start accepting cash NOW!
Times - Another reason why "cashless" parking machines are a bad move! - Click here to view this entry

Times - Another reason why "cashless" parking machines are a bad move!

Mon Jul 24 2023
Among the many reasons why “cashless” parking is a negative move, is the fact that bogus stickers on car park payment machines are fooling customers into sending fraudsters their bank account details! We simply HAVE to maintain the public’s choice to use their cash to pay safely and securely, and how they want to! thetimes.co.uk/article/0755db9a-2874-11ee-b1db-1689eb0f258e?share....
Cashless Parking to End in Gloucestershire? - Click here to view this entry

Cashless Parking to End in Gloucestershire?

Mon Jul 24 2023
Gloucestershire council should NEVER had made their car parks “cashless” in the first place. A Gloucestershire politician says: “It’s not a decision ever taken lightly when we move to “cashless” parking but it is …a reflection of the modern world that we are having to move that way.” Not taken lightly? The truth is the council gave not ONE SECOND....
Jake Wallis Simons Knows Just How Bad “Cashless” Would Be! - Click here to view this entry

Jake Wallis Simons Knows Just How Bad “Cashless” Would Be!

Mon Jul 24 2023
Great article by Jake Wallis Simons in the The Spectator covering many of the reasons we MUST keep cash and Payment Choice! Simple things like Personal Freedom, Privacy, Financial Inclusion and Genuine Democracy. For everything else? Bits of plastic….

spectator.co.uk/article/the-coutts-scandal-shows-the-trouble-with-going-cashless/
Kent Online - Pub Owner Takes and Pays Staff Only In Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Kent Online - Pub Owner Takes and Pays Staff Only In Cash!

Mon Jul 24 2023
This article just underlines that if any business is only going to accept one payment type, it has got to be cash. A Post Office survey last year showed that over 50% of small businesses only accept cash, so the Kent pub owner is following a good example! And paying staff in cash is a great idea too! Everyone was paid in cash in the 1950s - it was sensible then and it is NOW! One big advantage....
Cash Users ARE More Generous! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Users ARE More Generous!

Mon Jul 17 2023
40% of all donations to the British Legion are made in cash, despite the fact that they accept “contactless”. Is “cashless” now the misers’ excuse? One thing is certain; it is cash users who will go on funding the British Legion, buskers and the poor who so often now are seemingly forced to live on British streets. Cash users NEVER make excuses - they are spontaneo....
York Council MUST Halt Move to “Cashless” Car Parks! - Click here to view this entry

York Council MUST Halt Move to “Cashless” Car Parks!

Mon Jul 17 2023
It is beyond belief that some councils continue to conspire to create “cashless” car parks. They have been instructed NOT to go “cashless” by Levelling Up Minister Michael Gove! Rate payers will be FURIOUS when they find they will be footing the bill for converting car parks BACK to accepting cash! bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-66195665.amp
Payment Choice Alliance Supporter Note Machine on GBNews - Click here to view this entry

Payment Choice Alliance Supporter Note Machine on GBNews

Mon Jul 17 2023
Good to see the Note Machine CEO on GBNews, basically informing the government that the Financial Services and Markets Bill falls a long way short of protecting cash access. Much more is needed, including sensible payments to ATM operators for providing bank customers with cash AND a Payment Choice Act, giving the British public the right to use their cash, when and where they choose! gbnews.com....
Councils Must Take Cash Seriously - Click here to view this entry

Councils Must Take Cash Seriously

Mon Jul 10 2023
Crawley Council is doing the right thing by installing cash desks in their premises. Many ratepayers continue to want to use cash and they MUST be allowed to do so. EVERY Council please copy! sussexexpress.co.uk/news/new-cash-desks-at-crawley-town-hall-4211299
Charlie Mullins blasts cashless Britain as a 'crazy idea' as he outlines key problems

gbnews.com/money/char....
Growing Importance of Post Offices in Cash Circulation - Click here to view this entry

Growing Importance of Post Offices in Cash Circulation

Mon Jul 10 2023
The UK is fortunate to continue to have 11,500 post offices, providing all their original core services PLUS giving the British public and business access to cash withdrawal and deposit facilities. Of course, post office counters alone cannot provide all the cash 50 million British adults want, but without those busy post office counters a growing number of communities would have no access to cas....
Labour Party Heard on Cash - Click here to view this entry

Labour Party Heard on Cash

Mon Jul 10 2023
It’s good to see Shadow Minister Lucy Powell speaking out in support of cash and Payment Choice, in connection with the GB News campaign in support of the British £. The Labour Party hasn’t been vocal enough on this issue. Hopefully, this intervention marks the start of massive input from Labour on all things cash. View Article >
Hold the Fanfare! It’s HM Treasury which will Decide the Fate of Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Hold the Fanfare! It’s HM Treasury which will Decide the Fate of Cash!

Wed Jul 5 2023
The Royal Assent of the Financial Services and Markets Bill gives HM Treasury tremendous power to decide the fate of cash. What we know so far about the Treasury plans is NOT reassuring. For example, one ATM in a community of 30,000 people is set to be declared “reasonable” by the Treasury. It is NOT. And the Payment Choice Alliance will be making that VERY clear to Chancellor Hunt....
European Citizens are to get a Payment Choice legislation - do the British Public  deserve Less? - Click here to view this entry

European Citizens are to get a Payment Choice legislation - do the British Public deserve Less?

Wed Jul 5 2023
The UK Prime Minister is out of step with most other leaders of the planets Democracies. Rishi Sunak seemingly does not believe the British public should have the right to spend their cash - their £’s - when and where they choose. 71% of the British public disagree with Mr Sunak. Not a good preparation for a General Election in 2024... Read more here >
Starbucks forced to revert to cash - Click here to view this entry

Starbucks forced to revert to cash

Wed Jul 5 2023
On Monday 26th June, Starbucks coffee shops were suddenly unable to accept credit or debit cards, or other contactless forms of payment, the Seattle-based company said in an emailed statement late in the day.

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US Payment Choice Act On Path To Becoming Law - Click here to view this entry

US Payment Choice Act On Path To Becoming Law

Wed Jun 28 2023
Many cities and States in the United States already have their own Payment Choice laws. Now Washington is looking to introduce a Federal Law that will mean all Americans have the right to spends their $’s, when and where they choose. Meantime, the “Special Relationship” between the US and UK doesn’t appear to extend to a shared concern for the fundamental rights of citize....
GBNews -  Sunak rejects Tory MP's call for shops to take cash payments  - Click here to view this entry

GBNews - Sunak rejects Tory MP's call for shops to take cash payments

Wed Jun 28 2023
Rishi Sunak knows that over 70% of the British public want a Payment Choice law introduced to give them the legal right to use their cash, when and where they choose. Yet when asked by one of his own Conservative MP’s - Anne Marie Morris, who holds the Newton Abbot seat in South West England - whether he would introduce a Payment Choice Act, the current Prime Minister said “NO”.....
Daily Mail Highlight PCA YouGov Astonishing Cash Survey Results! - Click here to view this entry

Daily Mail Highlight PCA YouGov Astonishing Cash Survey Results!

Mon Jun 19 2023
In addition to the fact that only 3% of the British public NEVER use cash – so over 50 Million British adults continue to use cash- the PCA YouGov survey found that there are huge majorities AGAINST a so-called “cashless” society and FOR a UK Payment Choice Act. A UK Payment Choice Act would give the UK public the same legal rights to use their cash - when and where they choose ....
Motown Rejects “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Motown Rejects “Cashless”!

Mon Jun 19 2023
The Detroit government has passed a law banning “cashless” shops. In taking this stand against the awful “cashless”, Detroit has joined many large US cities and a number is States in making clear there is no place for “cashless” in any fully-inclusive genuine democracy. And that includes the UK. www.paymentsjournal.com/detroit-approves-ban-on-cashless-busines....
Boycott “cashless” Stores? - Click here to view this entry

Boycott “cashless” Stores?

Mon Jun 19 2023
It is fair to say many of the Australian public are completely fed-up that their country is seemingly being pushed towards being an awful “cashless” society. Boycotts of “cashless” shops are being implemented. Could this trend Down Under spread to the UK? Why not? “Cashless” retailers best beware in case their shops also become “Customerless”! C....
PCA Chair Ron Delnevo speaks to Talking Retail about why cash is far from dead - Click here to view this entry

PCA Chair Ron Delnevo speaks to Talking Retail about why cash is far from dead

Tue Jun 13 2023
The Payment Choice Alliance’s Chair, Ron Delnevo, a world expert on payments and a former boss of independent ATM operator Bank Machine. He now chairs the Payment Choice Alliance, states the case for a Payment Choice Act in this insightful article in Talking Retail. Cash continues to account for over 50% of sales in many community retailers. So those running such shops know how important ca....
Cash and Payment Choice - The British Public Have Their Say - Click here to view this entry

Cash and Payment Choice - The British Public Have Their Say

Tue Jun 13 2023
[PRESS RELEASE] Research carried out last week by YouGov on behalf of the Payment Choice Alliance underlines yet again the incredible loyalty the British public in relation to cash. In addition to the fact that only 3% of the British public NEVER use cash – so over 50 Million British adults DO continue to use cash- the research highlighted that there are huge majorities AGAINST a so-called....
Use it or lose it - Click here to view this entry

Use it or lose it

Mon Jun 5 2023
No need to look further for the Payment Choice Alliance quote of the week. “As we are forced into a cashless society without being asked if that is what our communities want, it is time to use cash more than ever.” James Anderson, Independent Councillor, East Berwickshire." 100% CORRECT.
USE IT - OR LOSE IT! www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/people/four-banks-closure-is-a-dri....
Dover MP responds to Leisure Centre no cash policy - Click here to view this entry

Dover MP responds to Leisure Centre no cash policy

Mon Jun 5 2023
Conservative MP for Dover Natalie Elphicke has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt asking for the public’s right to use cash to be legally safeguarded. Jeremy has already had a similar letter from the Payment Choice Alliance. Time for the UK government to sponsor a Payment Choice Act, before the HM Treasury postman gets a bad back! www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/amp/pensioners-plight-sparks....
Sebra news spring 2023 - Click here to view this entry

Sebra news spring 2023

Fri Jun 2 2023
One of our Directors, Andy Beverley, has an article featured in this quarter’s Sebra News, where he addresses some of the problems with the drive towards “cashless” payments. We support the Cash Welcome initiative and are pleased that Andy is working with other organisations and movements that support cash and cash acceptance. Click here to read the article
Telegraph - Cashless Britain is a disaster waiting to happen  - Click here to view this entry

Telegraph - Cashless Britain is a disaster waiting to happen

Tue May 30 2023
This is a powerful, well-reasoned article from Adam Williams, as he bids farewell to the Daily Telegraph. Fortunately, the Payment Choice Alliance is NOT waiting for “cashless” to happen. The Alliance is straining every sinew to STOP “cashless” in its tracks AND then reverse it. The Payment Choice Alliance will not be satisfied until the very notion of “cashless&rd....
Kent Tennis player criticises Leisure Centre for cashless policy - Click here to view this entry

Kent Tennis player criticises Leisure Centre for cashless policy

Tue May 30 2023
”A TOTAL DISGRACE : Hundreds of Leisure Centres Around the UK have gone “cashless””! Around Britain, companies operating Leisure Centres OWNED by Local Authorities have been allowed to impose “cashless”. This is ruining the fitness and health of those who are not being allowed to use their cash to pay for entry into Leisure Centres. Such members of the public ....
The Battle to Retain Payment Choice at British Pubs - Click here to view this entry

The Battle to Retain Payment Choice at British Pubs

Tue May 23 2023
The Payment Choice Alliance has been campaigning to ensure ALL pubs allow their customers to spend their cash when visiting their favourite club. We have concentrated initially on the Top Ten pub groups in the country - who between them are responsible for around 70% of the UK’s hostelries - asking them to confirm that every pub they own allows customers Payment Choice. We have only been i....
FinExtra - UK's cashless transition under the microscope as Payments Choice Alliance pushes back - Click here to view this entry

FinExtra - UK's cashless transition under the microscope as Payments Choice Alliance pushes back

Mon May 15 2023
“UK's cashless transition under the microscope as Payments Choice Alliance pushes back”.
Ron Delnevo, chair of the Payments Choice Alliance, explained the aims of our initiative to Finextra.

www.finextra.com/newsarticle/42303/uks-cashless-transition-under-the-microscope-as-payments-choice-alliance-pushes-back
We celebrate some of the biggest pub groups in the UK and their commitment to accepting cash - Click here to view this entry

We celebrate some of the biggest pub groups in the UK and their commitment to accepting cash

Tue May 9 2023
J D Wetherspoon are certainly talk of the “Cash Town”- they are committed to accepting cash at ALL their 800 plus pubs! Samuel Smiths are another pub group - and brewery - which has shown huge support for cash payments. ALL pubs should be socially AND financially inclusive - and inclusivity requires the acceptance of cash! Payment Choice Alliance has written to the remaining eight of....
Martin Quinn asks the public - Click here to view this entry

Martin Quinn asks the public

Tue Apr 25 2023
The PCA’s Martin Quinn asks the public about being able to pay using cash.

The answers may surprise you…

Martin Lewis warning of UK becoming a “cashless” society - Click here to view this entry

Martin Lewis warning of UK becoming a “cashless” society

Fri Apr 21 2023
Martin Lewis rightly warns of the dangers of the UK becoming a “cashless” society
The Payment Choice Alliance discusses cash acceptance on Radio Sussex - Click here to view this entry

The Payment Choice Alliance discusses cash acceptance on Radio Sussex

Thu Apr 20 2023
The Payment Choice Alliance would like to thank BBC Radio Sussex and in particular Allison Ferns for giving proper coverage of all the issues impacting cash yesterday. The excellent report can be found between minutes 106 and 120 of Alison’s programme on 19 April. The Payment Choice Alliance invites all local BBC radio stations to contact us. We have the inside track on bank branch & ....
73% of Brits Want A Law to Require Acceptance of Cash Payments - Click here to view this entry

73% of Brits Want A Law to Require Acceptance of Cash Payments

Mon Apr 3 2023
A recent YouGov survey has revealed 3 out of 4 UK adults - that’s 40 million people - want a law passed that compels businesses to accept cash for payments. So why is the government not listening? 51% of the UK Public wanted Brexit and got their way. How can 73% be ignored? It’s high time that the government realised that these 40 million people, whose clearly stated wishes they ar....
Esme Daley explains why cash and Payment Choice are so important - Click here to view this entry

Esme Daley explains why cash and Payment Choice are so important

Thu Mar 30 2023
Esme Daley, the latest person to join the Payment Choice Alliance Campaign Committee, explains why cash and Payment Choice are so important to her.

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The Petitions Committee debate relating to the acceptance of cash - Click here to view this entry

The Petitions Committee debate relating to the acceptance of cash

Fri Mar 24 2023
The Petitions Committee has had a debate on a petition relating to the acceptance of cash. Martyn Day MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, opened the debate and a Government Minister responded. Watch the debate here: [link]
The PCA Chair Ron Delnevo spoke at the prestigious Pay360 conference in London this week - Click here to view this entry

The PCA Chair Ron Delnevo spoke at the prestigious Pay360 conference in London this week

Thu Mar 23 2023
The event was attended by several thousand financial services professionals and many regard it as the UK’s most important industry event. Ron Delnevo was joined on stage by James Daley, the founder of Fairer Finance. How did it go? Here’s Ron's view on the event:
“It was particularly heartening to see the audience really engage on the subject of cash. Many carried ca....
Martyn Day MP Speaks Out In Parliament for Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

Martyn Day MP Speaks Out In Parliament for Payment Choice!

Thu Mar 16 2023
20 March 2023 is a BIG day for Payment Choice in the UK. Because that's the day when the House of Commons will have see the first ever parliamentary debate on whether UK businesses should be obligated to accept cash payments. Leading the debate with be Martyn Day, a prominent SNP MP and former banker. Martyn, who represents the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in Central Scotland, i....
Chair of Payment Choice Alliance Speaks at Prestigious Pay360 Conference in London. - Click here to view this entry

Chair of Payment Choice Alliance Speaks at Prestigious Pay360 Conference in London.

Thu Mar 9 2023
The annual meeting place for the payments industry,PAY360 will bring together 2000 of the most senior representatives from banks, merchants, government, investors, fintechs, FIs, card providers, consultants and solutions providers. It is one of the most important gatherings of financial services professionals in 2023. Ron Delnevo, Chair of the Payment Choice Alliance, will be speaking at this ma....

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