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Banking Hubs Opening Far Too Slowly! - Click here to view this entry

Banking Hubs Opening Far Too Slowly!

Mon Jul 15 2024
So far, only 146 “Banking Hubs” have been recommended by LINK, less than 10% of the bank branch closures they have reviewed since 1 January 2022. Cash Access UK claim they hope to have 200 “Banking Hubs” open by the end of 2025. Since only 146 “Banking Hubs” have been recommended to date and, taking account of LINKs strike rate of under 10%, to achieve the addi....
Peter Hitchens Confirms His Support of Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

Peter Hitchens Confirms His Support of Payment Choice!

Mon Jul 15 2024
A quote from this excellent article by Peter Hitchens at the Daily Mail “It is time for a campaign to make everyone accept cash again.” The great news for Peter - and everyone else who wants to use cash - is that such a campaign already exists! The Payment Choice Alliance, working on behalf of the 40 Million British adults who want the legal right to use their cash, when and where th....
Cash Discounts Are WONDERFUL! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Discounts Are WONDERFUL!

Mon Jul 15 2024
A former employee of the Australian Taxation Office has the cheek to comment in this article “ ..and consumers are starting to look a bit suspiciously at those businesses that are now only taking cash or offering cash discounts.” How wrong can one man be?! The public LOVE discounts for paying in cash. Businesses around the world have offered such discounts for decades and it is wond....
The New UK Labour Government Can Seize The Moment By Banning “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

The New UK Labour Government Can Seize The Moment By Banning “Cashless”!

Mon Jul 8 2024
The HUGE majority the new Labour government has in the Westminster Parliament will allow the government to deliver what the British public wants. And automatic cash acceptance is something 71% of UK adults have told YouGov that they want. That equates to 40 million people who require the legal right to use their cash - their £ - when and where they choose. The necessary legal measure is c....
It Is Only Hard To Live Off Cash Alone When “Cashless” Is IMPOSED! - Click here to view this entry

It Is Only Hard To Live Off Cash Alone When “Cashless” Is IMPOSED!

Mon Jul 8 2024
Very good article from Jordyn Beazley in the Guardian Australia, who tested whether a whole weekends spending could be managed only using cash. Jordyn’s verdict? “I managed to use cash without any hiccups, and hopefully it stays that way.” Unfortunately, it won’t. In countries where they can get away with it, an increasing number of businesses are imposing “cashle....
Councils MUST Stop Imposing “Cashless” NOW! - Click here to view this entry

Councils MUST Stop Imposing “Cashless” NOW!

Mon Jul 8 2024
There’s the stark reality denied by those trying to impose “cashless” on the UK. People do NOT give nearly as much when “contactless” is the only option. It is disgraceful that a Liberal Democrat’s dominated council - Bath & North East Somerset Council - is robbing local residents and the millions of tourists who visit the area every year of Payment Choice....
Find Another Use For The Digital Euro - There Is No Vacancy For A Cash Replacement! - Click here to view this entry

Find Another Use For The Digital Euro - There Is No Vacancy For A Cash Replacement!

Mon Jul 1 2024
Whether or not there are ANY plausible benefits to the Eurozone having a Digital Euro, substituting for cash is NOT one of them. Cash has unique qualities that no solution containing the word DIGITAL can ever replicate! Source: irishtimes.com/business/2024/06/25/a-digital-euro-would-combine-the-convenience-of-online-payments-with-cash-like-features
Use Your Loaf, Ed - Stop Gail’s Imposing “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Use Your Loaf, Ed - Stop Gail’s Imposing “Cashless”!

Mon Jul 1 2024
Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey has identified that constituencies with a GAIL's Bakery are winnable? Gail’s are, of course, “cashless”, presumably on the basis that it’s easier to get people to pay those prices when they are not actually giving a thought to how much they are spending…. Such prices may be required to put the icing on the cake for Bain Capita....
Cash Doesn’t Crash! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Doesn’t Crash!

Mon Jul 1 2024
Who would have believed it? App outages - how could that EVER happen? 🙁🙁🙁🙁 The harsh reality is they are CONTINUALLY happening! Cash NEVER crashes; it is NEVER hacked. Relying 100% on systems we all KNOW are bound to fail would be the ultimate folly. Which is why the British public will NEVER accept a “cashless” UK being imposed on them! Source: bb....
Only Strong Legislation Can Safeguard Cash Access AND Acceptance. - Click here to view this entry

Only Strong Legislation Can Safeguard Cash Access AND Acceptance.

Mon Jun 24 2024
It is absolutely true that cash doesn’t crash - but that won’t retain cash as a payment choice for the public without legislative action. Banks in Australia have been pushing the country towards “cashless” for at least the last 15 years. They have no intention of stopping. One academic quoted in this article states, whilst seemingly predicting that Australia will be &ldq....
Basic Cash Access Is NOT Enough! - Click here to view this entry

Basic Cash Access Is NOT Enough!

Mon Jun 24 2024
A useful article from MoneySavingExpert.com However, “protecting cash” involves far more than just basic access, which is what communities get, for example, from a counter service only post office. Full “protection” can only be provided through 24/7 availability of cash and multiple convenient access points, in each community where cash is being “protected”. ....
LINK Agree With The Payment Choice Alliance - And Get It Right! - Click here to view this entry

LINK Agree With The Payment Choice Alliance - And Get It Right!

Mon Jun 24 2024
The main thing to focus on in this article is this quote: “Since 2019, people have voted with their feet and chosen the convenience of contactless payments, or shopping online. Today, 14 per cent of people say they never carry cash.” When YouGov carried out a recent for the Payment Choice Alliance, only 13% of those interviewed said they wanted a “cashless” society. So w....
The UK Post Office Gets Pitiful Payments For Serving Bank Customers! - Click here to view this entry

The UK Post Office Gets Pitiful Payments For Serving Bank Customers!

Mon Jun 17 2024
The sad thing is that the total Post Office banking revenues quoted in this article are very LOW. There are 11,500 post offices. So average banking revenues per post office branch are just over £20,000 per annum. Revenues per banking transaction must be pitiful. And if total revenues from banking services are truly higher than the average post office earns from parcels and letters, then t....
Bank Branch Closures Mean The British Public Deserve THOUSANDS Of Bank Hubs! - Click here to view this entry

Bank Branch Closures Mean The British Public Deserve THOUSANDS Of Bank Hubs!

Mon Jun 17 2024
Here we go again. A bank announces a review of whether a branch is going to close or not. A very colourful 7 page branch closure “review”document is produced; followed by a second less colourful 3 page document announcing the “review” has been completed and it is confirmed that the branch is closing. As you might imagine, branches almost NEVER survive such “reviews....
Expecting “Cashless” Does NOT Mean WANTING it! - Click here to view this entry

Expecting “Cashless” Does NOT Mean WANTING it!

Mon Jun 17 2024
This article from 2017 reported on a YouGov survey that revealed 34% of British adults expected the UK to go “cashless”. Seven years on the figure remains under 50%, despite the pandemic, with its empty High Streets and the anti-cash antics of the massively funded “cashless” promoters Visa, Mastercard and Apple over the intervening years. And these figures are EXPECT, not....
Freed from HM Treasury Shackles, the Bank of England Supports Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Freed from HM Treasury Shackles, the Bank of England Supports Cash!

Mon Jun 10 2024
A General Election means that the fervently anti-cash HM Treasury cannot muzzle the Bank of England. Note the difference in tone from the Bank Governor Andrew Bailey now the shackles are off until the new government is in place on 5 July. Look at this quote from Andrew:
“We know that cash is important for MANY people, and we are committed to providing banknotes for as long as the pub....
 Jersey Must Survey The Public For Their Views On Cash Availability And Acceptance. - Click here to view this entry

Jersey Must Survey The Public For Their Views On Cash Availability And Acceptance.

Mon Jun 10 2024
Rather than just asking for people and businesses to submit views, the Channel Island government should do a proper survey of the public. That’s what the Payment Choice Alliance did in the UK last year, through YouGo. The Alliance found that only 13% of British adults in any way favoured a “cashless” UK; on the other hand, 71% wanted a law put in place to give them the right to ....
“Super-ATMs”: 8 Years Late AND Thousands Needed NOW - Click here to view this entry

“Super-ATMs”: 8 Years Late AND Thousands Needed NOW

Mon Jun 10 2024
Here’s the reality of this announcement. Firstly, LINK has had a “super-ATM” cash deposit transaction available to be used by banks since 2016. It has never been used. So an 8 year delay. Procrastination is an art form in UK banking. Secondly, this article talks about Cash Access UK hoping to have 100 “super-ATMs” installed by the end of 2024. A whole hundred?! ....
Muirhouse in Edinburgh; One of THOUSANDS of Communities Deserted by the Big Five UK Banks. - Click here to view this entry

Muirhouse in Edinburgh; One of THOUSANDS of Communities Deserted by the Big Five UK Banks.

Mon Jun 3 2024
This is Muirhouse in Edinburgh, next door to Drylaw and Pilton. Everyone locally has known for YEARS about the problems with cash access in this area & ZERO has been done about it in all that time. Our thanks to Hope Webb and Emma Clifford Bell of BBC Scotland for bringing this matter into the public domain. The truth is that many parts of Edinburgh are suffering in the same way. And what a....
Blackpool - Another Town Suffering as the Attempt to Force a “Cashless” UK Continues. - Click here to view this entry

Blackpool - Another Town Suffering as the Attempt to Force a “Cashless” UK Continues.

Mon Jun 3 2024
Another day, another town where many small retailers are struggling with card fees and the imposition of “cashless”. Today, it’s Blackpool businesses revealing their problems with lack of cash. In an apparent effort to justify the reduction in cash access caused by the closure of bank branches and the removal of around 20,000 ATMs in the last few years, UK Finance published surv....
Card Costs Sinking Businesses Around the UK! - Click here to view this entry

Card Costs Sinking Businesses Around the UK!

Mon Jun 3 2024
Callum Mason at iNews.id again highlighting that card transactions are destroying the profitability of many thousands of small businesses around the UK. Cash is what rescues such businesses, the businesses which are at the heart of so many British communities. “Cashless” would kill them off completely so will NOT be allowed to happen! Source: inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/saving....
Teignmouth Shops Ask Customers to Use Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Teignmouth Shops Ask Customers to Use Cash!

Mon Jun 3 2024
Another town where the businesses prefer cash, to avoid being destroyed by high Visa and Mastercard charges. Anne Marie Morris is the local MP- and Anne supports cash and Payment Choice. Time the bosses back in London - Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt started listening.. 4 July is VERY close… Source: devonlive.com/news/devon-news/teignmouth-seaside-businesses-want-tourists-9310148.amp
Payment Choice is BETTER Safeguarded in China than in the UK! - Click here to view this entry

Payment Choice is BETTER Safeguarded in China than in the UK!

Tue May 28 2024
China is a country seemingly dominated by mobile payments. With Alipay leading the way, mobile payments are said to have reached 86% penetration of the Chinese market. And yet.... Earlier this month, China's central bank - People's Bank of China - fined seven businesses, among them a local KFC franchise, for rejecting cash payments. The fines, which ranged from RMB 3,000 ($414) to RMB ....
The Norwegian Parliament FURTHER Strengthens The Publics Right To Use Cash! - Click here to view this entry

The Norwegian Parliament FURTHER Strengthens The Publics Right To Use Cash!

Tue May 28 2024
Norway already had laws in place covering the rights of the Norwegian public to use cash. However, they were considered inadequate. So last week the Norwegian Parliament strengthened the Norwegian publics rights. From now on, basically cash MUST be accepted, along with other payment methods. Similar legal measures are already in place in other European markets, with Ireland being the closest cou....
The Next Government Needs To Give the British Public Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

The Next Government Needs To Give the British Public Payment Choice!

Tue May 28 2024
British voters - around 57 MILLION of them - will now have their say on the 4th of July. All the political parties will need to prove that they are listening to the British public. Rishi Sunak has yet to prove he is listening to the 71% of the electorate who told YouGov last year that they want a law passed to give them the right to spend their cash, where and when they choose. A UK Payment Cho....
Treorchy - A Town Where “Cashless” Is Being IMPOSED! - Click here to view this entry

Treorchy - A Town Where “Cashless” Is Being IMPOSED!

Mon May 20 2024
Treorchy was judged to have the “High Street of the Year” in 2020. Now all the banks have deserted the town, taking their ATMs with them. There is a shortage of cash, forcing the public and businesses to stop using their preferred payment method. The Payment Choice Alliance has one word to describe this situation. DISGRACEFUL. Source: walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/town-people-li....
One of the PCA’s Campaign Directors Martin Quinn Tell The i Newspaper Why He is Fighting for Payment Choice. - Click here to view this entry

One of the PCA’s Campaign Directors Martin Quinn Tell The i Newspaper Why He is Fighting for Payment Choice.

Mon May 20 2024
Martin Quinn really believes in Payment Choice. In this article he speaks about why he decided to join the Payment Choice Alliance and why he believes a law is needed to give the British public the right to spend their cash, when and where they chose. Source: inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/fighting-law-businesses-cash-payments-3056556
PCA Chair Ron Delnevo Speaks to James Cannon at BBC Radio Surrey about All Aspects of Payment Choice. - Click here to view this entry

PCA Chair Ron Delnevo Speaks to James Cannon at BBC Radio Surrey about All Aspects of Payment Choice.

Mon May 20 2024
From 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes in this radio show, you can hear Ron Delnevo telling James Cannon how communities are being destroyed by bank branch closures and bank ATM removals. Ron stresses that comprehensive solutions are needed to guarantee convenient cash access and acceptance in every community. For example, to provide a few “bank hubs” without ATMs is an empty g....
Crypto Fraud is NOT a Cash Crime! - Click here to view this entry

Crypto Fraud is NOT a Cash Crime!

Mon May 13 2024
Doesn’t a photograph of a suitcase or table-top of cash - which you can see by clicking on the link - add drama to a newspaper story! However, the FACT is that the cash mentioned was only 10% of the “value” of the fraud subject to this prosecution  - and that £5.7 million figure itself probably does not reflect the full story of this crypto crime; it is simply the fig....
Cash preferred - Click here to view this entry

Cash preferred

Mon May 13 2024
It’s not just barber shops that are tired of having their profits cut by Visa and Mastercard. Which is why those Card Schemes want to make the UK “cashless”.  They don’t want barber shops - or any other businesses - to have the option of accepting cash and keeping 100% of the value of their sales. Nor do Card Schemes want the British public to have the option to use....
A Milestone would be 1000 “Bank Hubs” NOT 50! - Click here to view this entry

A Milestone would be 1000 “Bank Hubs” NOT 50!

Mon May 13 2024
An interesting headline from the Daily Express. The “company committed to maintaining cash access in the UK” will need to do MUCH better. The CEO of Cash Access UK  promises 200 “hubs” by the end of 2025. That’s barely 20% of the minimum number the UK requires - which is ONE THOUSAND. THAT WOULD BE A MILESTONE WORTH BOASTING ABOUT! When will that number be r....
US Card Schemes Can’t Impose “Cashless” Back Home - Yet They Have Been Trying To Inflict It On The British Public! - Click here to view this entry

US Card Schemes Can’t Impose “Cashless” Back Home - Yet They Have Been Trying To Inflict It On The British Public!

Wed May 8 2024
Great to see prominent public-spirited politicians in Los Angeles  speaking out against the scourge of “cashless”. California is the home of Visa  - but local politicians aren’t buying into the giant Card Schemes lala-land vision of a “cashless” future. Meantime, Visa  is trying to export the vision it increasingly can’t sell at home. Cash cont....
Transport for London Rip-Off The Public Who Want To Use Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Transport for London Rip-Off The Public Who Want To Use Cash!

Wed May 8 2024
Martin Quinn, a Campaign Director of the Payment Choice Alliance, was right to tell Frances Ivens  at The Daily Telegraph that Transport for London are a total disgrace.  £4 MORE for a £2.70 ticket because a customer CHOOSES to use cash? This is effectively a TAX on cash users, to the tune of over 1/4 of a £BILLION each year! How are London Trading Standards (LTS) le....
The Guardian Newspaper Backs Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

The Guardian Newspaper Backs Payment Choice!

Wed May 8 2024
At long last, The Guardian  has come out AGAINST a “cashless” society and FOR cash acceptance. Well done to the Editorial Team! The truth is though that it is NOT just the most vulnerable who would suffer in a “cashless” UK. We would ALL suffer because we would have permanently lost something fundamental to democracy. CHOICE. Source: theguardian.com/commentisfree/....
Ron Delnevo, PCA Chair, Identifies Steps Required to Guarantee Payment Choice.  - Click here to view this entry

Ron Delnevo, PCA Chair, Identifies Steps Required to Guarantee Payment Choice.

Wed May 8 2024
In this wide ranging piece for GB News, Ron details the solutions required in the UK to guarantee the public and businesses have convenient cash services at community level: - A law to protect the British publics right to use cash, when and where they choose. - Proper funding of Post Office Ltd, so that thousands of post offices have ATMs and automated cash deposits. Counter service is not enoug....
The Irish Public Want Permanent Legal Protection Of Cash Acceptance - Click here to view this entry

The Irish Public Want Permanent Legal Protection Of Cash Acceptance

Mon Apr 29 2024
The Irish Government asks the public and discovers that there is overwhelming support for the legal protection of cash use. The Irish government has put in place regulations that compel businesses to accept cash - and more is to come to guarantee the long-term future of cash in the UK’s nearest neighbours. When did the UK government or any of its departments - such as HM Treasury - ask the....
Another Victory for the British Public - and Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

Another Victory for the British Public - and Payment Choice!

Mon Apr 29 2024
Excellent news here, in a quote here from South Holland District Council regarding new car parking payment machines which have been installed “The 14 new machines, which cost a total of £88,500 including installation and ongoing maintenance, are designed to accept contactless and chip-and-pin card payment, as well as CASH and via the APCOA connect online app.” Well done to Sout....
Starbucks MUST Compel Franchisees to Accept Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Starbucks MUST Compel Franchisees to Accept Cash!

Mon Apr 29 2024
Starbucks have really got to pay attention to standards in their franchise network. Starbucks HQ will tell you they have no “cashless” policy - BUT they don’t stop franchisees from refusing cash. Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan needs to smell the coffee. “Cashless” is already unacceptable - and will soon be illegal - in the United Kingdom. PLEASE STOP YOUR FRANCHI....
Cash ALWAYS Works - AND Can Work Even BETTER! - Click here to view this entry

Cash ALWAYS Works - AND Can Work Even BETTER!

Mon Apr 29 2024
Cash will ALWAYS be critical for businesses which truly respect their customers wishes and needs. As regards innovation, there has been huge innovation in recent years to improve the cash supply chain and cash handling. That innovation needs to now be fully implemented to ensure cash circulates smoothly - particularly at community level - for businesses and the public. Source: chainstoreage.com....
Banks Attempting to Impose “Cashless” on Small Businesses! - Click here to view this entry

Banks Attempting to Impose “Cashless” on Small Businesses!

Mon Apr 22 2024
Just a week after it became apparent that Barclays UK may well close up to 1000 of the 1400 branches they have left in the UK, the bank has announced draconian limitations on cash deposits. Read this article to see what Martin Quinn, a Campaign Director of the Payment Choice Alliance, has to say about this totally unacceptable manoeuvre by Barclays UK. Many financial services “insiders&rdq....
Martin Quinn of the Payment Choice Alliance Talks All Things Cash with Bizza Walters - Click here to view this entry

Martin Quinn of the Payment Choice Alliance Talks All Things Cash with Bizza Walters

Mon Apr 22 2024
There are MANY reasons why British businesses and the British public want and need to use cash. Martin and Bizza have a chat about just some of those reasons.

Wiltshire Council Confirms “Cashless” Parking Will NOT Be Imposed! - Click here to view this entry

Wiltshire Council Confirms “Cashless” Parking Will NOT Be Imposed!

Mon Apr 22 2024
Wiltshire Council has announced that all their parking meters are being replaced - and that the shiny new ones will continue to accept cash! Well done to this Council. They did NOT wait until a UK Payment Choice Act is passed to do the right thing. All other Councils please copy! Source: gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/24249748.council-clarify-cashless-parking-concerns-marlborough/
Asda Faces Boycott Because They Are Trying To Impose “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Asda Faces Boycott Because They Are Trying To Impose “Cashless”!

Mon Apr 22 2024
This is a story from Swindon - BUT around the UK, customers are starting to boycott Asda because the retailer because it is imposing “cashless”. When will businesses learn? “Cashless” is a dead man walking. When the UK Payment Choice Act becomes law, the corpse will be buried PERMANENTLY. BUT do NOT wait for that, Asda! Give your customers back their RIGHT to Payment C....
Handing over cash causes more psychological pain than using cards!  - Click here to view this entry

Handing over cash causes more psychological pain than using cards!

Mon Apr 22 2024
It’s GREAT when research confirms what we already knew! Cash allows us to track and control our own spending better, in addition to stopping companies and governments tracking our lives! Two WONDERFUL features of cash that can NEVER be replicated by any other payment method! Source: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13305655/amp/Handing-cash-causes-psychological-pain-using-cards-research-sugge....
Daventry Town Football Club Supporters Say “NO” To “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Daventry Town Football Club Supporters Say “NO” To “Cashless”!

Mon Apr 22 2024
Well done to the supporters of Daventry Town Football Club for refusing to accept the imposition of “cashless”! Some football clubs have gone “cashless”, which, apart from anything else, is hardly in the spirit of the inclusiveness that the sport claims to promote. Of course, ALL football clubs will be forced to revert to accepting cash when the UK Payments Choice Act bec....
Businesses Which ONLY Accept Cash Prove Cash Still Works! - Click here to view this entry

Businesses Which ONLY Accept Cash Prove Cash Still Works!

Mon Apr 15 2024
Payment Choice is preferable - but businesses that only accept cash certainly rubbish the notion that “cashless” is the only sensible way to run anything successfully these days. Here in the UK, many businesses made the excuse of Covid to stop accepting cash. There are NO excuses now. Those businesses that have imposed “cashless” still have a chance to honour the wishes ....
ASDA “Cashless” Forecourts Threatened by Boycott? - Click here to view this entry

ASDA “Cashless” Forecourts Threatened by Boycott?

Mon Apr 15 2024
“The world’s gone mad.” That’s the view of Oldham residents faced with Asda imposing “cashless” at their petrol forecourts. There is talk of a boycott. Who could blame the public in Oldham for taking such a firm stance against the horrors of “cashless”? Source: theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/24246906.oldham-residents-blast-supermarket-card-only-initia....
Cash ALWAYS Works - Including When Protecting the Public’s Privacy! - Click here to view this entry

Cash ALWAYS Works - Including When Protecting the Public’s Privacy!

Mon Apr 15 2024
A quote from this article “A digital payment system allows for greater economic transparency, which can help curb illicit activities like tax evasion and money laundering”. Just one of the issues? Who decides what is an illicit activity? The “Authorities”. In how many countries can citizens REALLY trust the “Authorities”? Approaching ZERO. Which is why th....
Universal “Cashless” UK Parking App to Allow the Imposition of a New Stealth Tax on Motorists? - Click here to view this entry

Universal “Cashless” UK Parking App to Allow the Imposition of a New Stealth Tax on Motorists?

Mon Apr 8 2024
Reading between the lines of this article, the new UK Universal Parking App is going to be used to push up parking revenue - a new method to impose what amounts to a “Stealth Tax” to penalise already hard-pressed motorists. There are currently only 300,000 paid for car parking spaces in the UK, earning Local Authorities a horrifying £2 Billion a year. Why not double the number ....
Is Australian Democracy Under Threat? - Click here to view this entry

Is Australian Democracy Under Threat?

Mon Apr 8 2024
“Cashless” has been imposed on an Australian island by a totally arrogant businessman. There is a danger that Australia is turning into a Dictatorship, with the “ Authorities” supporting Big Business and ignoring the wishes and needs of the public. Such anti-Democratic behaviour will NEVER be allowed to happen in the UK. Source: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13282105/amp/....
Strike a Blow for Cash - Refuse to Pay a “Cashless” Tip! - Click here to view this entry

Strike a Blow for Cash - Refuse to Pay a “Cashless” Tip!

Mon Apr 8 2024
The oddly named “Strikepay” is a FinTech encouraging people to make “cashless” tips. But not many people seem to be using it. They claim to cover 30,000 venues and that they collected £15 million in tips last year. That’s around £500 per venue in a full year - or significantly less than £2 per day. Wow! And how much of that £2 went straigh....
Out of Touch Mayor Allows Lurgan to Lurch Towards “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Out of Touch Mayor Allows Lurgan to Lurch Towards “Cashless”!

Tue Apr 2 2024
Whilst many communities are reversing previous decisions to go “cashless”, there are always foolish outliers. How’s this for a quote? “Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Margaret Tinsley said: “These changes [ to go “cashless”] to council-owned off-street car parking should be minimal and therefore won’t present too much i....
Help Retailers Avoid High Card Charges - Use CASH! - Click here to view this entry

Help Retailers Avoid High Card Charges - Use CASH!

Tue Apr 2 2024
The suggestion in this article of a 4 to 5% price hike to offset card costs is not at all acceptable. Some Unites States retailers are now again giving a discount to cash users - as they did years ago.  That makes more sense to me than cash users paying an extra amount to help cover card costs. Frankly, the huge profits accruing to card schemes and their partner banks since the first plast....
When Will PM Act to Stop “Cashless” Disgrace in British Restaurants and Shops? - Click here to view this entry

When Will PM Act to Stop “Cashless” Disgrace in British Restaurants and Shops?

Tue Apr 2 2024
This was the sign at the Cricketers in Cobham, part of the Heartwood Collection, which also includes Brasserie Blanc. There are around 40 sites in this “collection” - and this number is increasing, so spreading the poison of “cashless”. To see this happening, in the same week that Payment Choice Alliance Campaign Director Martin Quinn drew attention to the fact that Bill&....
Cash Deposit Facilities in the UK are NOT Convenient for Businesses. - Click here to view this entry

Cash Deposit Facilities in the UK are NOT Convenient for Businesses.

Mon Mar 25 2024
A good article. The main difficulty businesses say they have with cash is not being able to deposit it easily. The Big Five “High Street” banks have simply closed their branches without making excellent alternative provision for cash deposits. It was known more than five years ago that this was becoming a significant problem, yet for all the noise around the “Cash Access Pilot....
Bank Hubs - Much Hype About Very Little? - Click here to view this entry

Bank Hubs - Much Hype About Very Little?

Mon Mar 25 2024
There is absolutely zero new in this “announcement” about Bank Hubs. The CEO of Cash Access UK had already “committed” to have 200 banking hubs open by the end of 2025. This article includes reference to banks agreeing to identify 225 locations for banking hubs by the end of 2024 - but MORE than that number of sites have already been requested by LINK Scheme Ltd. Further....
The PM MUST Start Listening to the British public! - Click here to view this entry

The PM MUST Start Listening to the British public!

Mon Mar 25 2024
Over 90% of the British public responding to this survey said they did not want car parking to go “cashless”. There is still time for you to start listening to the voters, Rishi Sunak...

Source: express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1879135/cashless-parking-machines-councils-uk-car-park/amp
The European Central Bank Confirms that Many People are CHOOSING to Use Cash! - Click here to view this entry

The European Central Bank Confirms that Many People are CHOOSING to Use Cash!

Mon Mar 25 2024
An excellent, illuminating report from the European Central Bank. One quote will do for now: “Personal choice, together with the diversity of individual situations, may be more important than external constraints to explain cash usage” CHOICE. The thing the British “authorities” never want to talk about. BUT  the Payment Choice Alliance has pushed CHOICE onto the ....
Cash Saved The Day For Sainsbury’s and Tesco! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Saved The Day For Sainsbury’s and Tesco!

Mon Mar 18 2024
Why? BECAUSE CASH ALWAYS WORKS. 

Source: news.sky.com/story/sainsburys-suffering-technical-issues-and-is-unable-to-fulfil-vast-majority-of-online-deliveries-13095737
Councils Need to STOP Wasting the Public’s Money by Imposing 'Cashless'!  - Click here to view this entry

Councils Need to STOP Wasting the Public’s Money by Imposing 'Cashless'!

Mon Mar 18 2024
The North Lincolnshire council says the £90k cost of replacing the machines will save money in the long run.” In the “long run”? There will NOT be a “long run”. These car parks will have to switch back to accepting cash when the UK Payment Choice Act is passed. The North Lincolnshire councillors - the council  is controlled by The Conservative Party &nb....
Post Offices Cannot Deliver the Cash the British Public Want Cash 24/7! - Click here to view this entry

Post Offices Cannot Deliver the Cash the British Public Want Cash 24/7!

Mon Mar 18 2024
Great to see cash withdrawals and deposits increasing at Post Offices. However, well over 90% of the cash the British public use every day is accessed via ATMs. ATMs are the only reliable and convenient channel for  24/7 access to cash. Time for both HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority to accept the vital role ATMs have to play and to stop posturing that it is possible to be &l....
Even Sweden is Getting Regulations to Guarantee Cash Acceptance! - Click here to view this entry

Even Sweden is Getting Regulations to Guarantee Cash Acceptance!

Mon Mar 18 2024
The Swedish Central Bank - the Sveriges Riksbank -  proposes rules which ensure cash can be used for payments. YES. IN SWEDEN, WHICH WE WERE TOLD YEARS AGO  WOULD BE “CASHLESS” BY NOW. What does the Bank of England propose to ensure the British public can use cash? ZERO. Meantime, HM Treasury has seen anti cash former Junior Ministers put together “policies” w....
Privacy is Just One Reason to Keep Cash - BUT it is a HUGE One! - Click here to view this entry

Privacy is Just One Reason to Keep Cash - BUT it is a HUGE One!

Mon Mar 11 2024
Privacy is not simply under threat - it is disappearing! Many organisations, including governments, want to know EXACTLY what each of us is doing at all times. We are told that this tracking is done so that the “authorities”, along with some banks and card schemes, can meet our needs more precisely. BUT THIS IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY. They want to know so they can push US - gently or ....
Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility Behaving Irresponsibly? - Click here to view this entry

Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility Behaving Irresponsibly?

Mon Mar 11 2024
Richard Hughes, Chair of the UK Office of Budget Responsibility, has the bared faces cheek to use phrases like the “death of cash” and to put increases in VAT revenue mainly down to reductions in evasion due to the decline in the use of cash? Complete and utter nonsense, on both counts. It is easy to understand where Rich is coming from though. Harvard, for starters, where the world....
Bank of England Losing Contact with Reality - and the British Public? - Click here to view this entry

Bank of England Losing Contact with Reality - and the British Public?

Mon Mar 11 2024
Last week, we had the Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility celebrating the mythical “death of cash” and now “Bank of England researchers” nonsensically claiming “contactless” is best for budgeting. Don’t for even one moment think this is a coincidence. The “authorities” are rattled by the strength of  the British publics support....
Our Chair, Ron Delnevo, has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak - Click here to view this entry

Our Chair, Ron Delnevo, has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Tue Mar 5 2024
Our Chair, Ron Delnevo, has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in no uncertain terms about cash acceptance in the UK and the need for a Payment Choice Act. You too can add your voice! You can use our letter as a guide for your own, and why not write to your MP too? We have a template for you to use if you click here. And, why not sign up to our Newsletter too? We will keep you posted on update....
Newcastle City Council Disgracefully Ignores Public Interest By Imposing 'Cashless' Car Parking! - Click here to view this entry

Newcastle City Council Disgracefully Ignores Public Interest By Imposing 'Cashless' Car Parking!

Mon Mar 4 2024
Newcastle City Council need to think again. Other major cities have refused to have “cashless” car parks - and some that previously wrongly decided  to go “cashless” have now reverted to accepting cash. It is sad to see Newcastle City Council making this mistake, robbing ALL local residents of Payment Choice. They will have to reverse the decision anyway when a UK P....
Jersey Considering Ending “Cashless” Leisure Centres - Click here to view this entry

Jersey Considering Ending “Cashless” Leisure Centres

Mon Mar 4 2024
What Jersey is doing must happen EVERYWHERE around the UK. It is an absolute disgrace that British  Local Authorities have allowed organisations like GREENWICH LEISURE LTD and Fusion Lifestyle to operate hundreds of “cashless” sports and leisure centres. These facilities are OWNED by Local Authorities. They ought to be offering ALL residents of the communities they serve Payment....
Jet2 Trialling Robbing Passengers of Payment Choice! - Click here to view this entry

Jet2 Trialling Robbing Passengers of Payment Choice!

Mon Mar 4 2024
A Jet2.com and Jet2holidays  spokesperson told Travel Gossip: “We are always looking at ways at improving and enhancing our award-winning onboard experience and we are running this [“cashless”] trial with that in mind.” Eh?! “Cashless” enhances ZERO, apart from the profits of card schemes! Think again, Jet2! You will be hearing from us.

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A “Research Briefing” for MPs MUST be BETTER than THIS! - Click here to view this entry

A “Research Briefing” for MPs MUST be BETTER than THIS!

Mon Feb 26 2024
The first line of this “Research Briefing” for MPs, made available in the House of Commons library last week: “People are relying less on both physical cash and traditional bank branches..” So basically anti cash/ anti bank branch propaganda from line one. Did it ever occur to the “researchers” to examine why US bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. have more branche....
York Council Listened - All Car Parking will NOT be “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

York Council Listened - All Car Parking will NOT be “Cashless”!

Mon Feb 26 2024
Well done to City of York Council ! They consulted the public, listened - and changed their plans. All York car parks will NOT go “cashless”! Just as well - when the UK Payment Choice Act becomes law, ALL car parks will be legally obliged to accept cash payments. So City of York Council have saved themselves the cost of switching back to cash acceptance! Source: yo1radio.co.uk/new....
"Cashless" is NOT progress! - Click here to view this entry

"Cashless" is NOT progress!

Mon Feb 26 2024
According to some, imposing “cashless” on the British public would somehow be “progress”? Removing CHOICE is never “progress”. In the case of payments, all other payment methods require technology to work and for third-party authorisation to be forthcoming. We all know that technology often does NOT work - and that third-party authorisation is sometimes denie....
Retired Coalman Rightly Walks Away from “Cashless” Cafe! - Click here to view this entry

Retired Coalman Rightly Walks Away from “Cashless” Cafe!

Mon Feb 19 2024
The coalman’s son, Richard, who runs World of Inks on Lavant Street, has shared his father’s annoyance and sums up the position perfectly. He said:  “This cashless thing really frustrates me. When card readers or the WiFi go down there’s always a sign saying cash only. We should still have the freedom to be able to use card or cash.” Well said, Richard! 100% c....
A Florist Who Loves Cash Sees Business Blossoom! - Click here to view this entry

A Florist Who Loves Cash Sees Business Blossoom!

Mon Feb 19 2024
Another great story from Martin Quinn  of the Payment Choice Alliance on GB News, this time about how much love there is for cash on Valentines Day! Give your ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ to cash - or you might well lose it. What becomes of the broken hearted?  They run out of cash FOREVER! Source: gbnews.com/money/cash-use-access-bank-bran....
Irish Retail Boss Says 100% of His Members Welcome Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Irish Retail Boss Says 100% of His Members Welcome Cash!

Mon Feb 19 2024
A very good interview here with Vincent Jennings, CEO of Ireland’s Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA). Even before the Irish governments legal measures come into force, compelling retailers to accept cash, Vincent is proud to say that none of his 1500 members are “cashless” and that “it’s a fool that turns down money”. It’s great to hea....
 Public in Andover NOT Grateful for “Cashless” Barclays branch! - Click here to view this entry

Public in Andover NOT Grateful for “Cashless” Barclays branch!

Mon Feb 12 2024
A great quote from a resident of Andover: "A “cashless” bank is like a car without brakes, useless." So that’s what Barclays customers think about the “cashless” branch they have been offered as a consolation prize, after the real branch closed. Hardly surprising, when visiting their nearest proper branch now involves a 35 mile round trip… Rishi Sunak needs ....
Don’t Use Businesses That Won’t Accept Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Don’t Use Businesses That Won’t Accept Cash!

Tue Feb 13 2024
Cash gives us FREEDOM - but some businesses and those in government want to take freedom away from us. Choice is something that is precious. As we grow up, maturing into adulthood, one of the great pleasures is being able to choose for ourselves what we do. Now, however, there is an increasing trend to businesses and the “Authorities” to try to dictate to us. There is still time to....
Brilliant Discount for Paying in Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Brilliant Discount for Paying in Cash!

Mon Feb 12 2024
Well done to this cafe owner! A 10% discount is given to customers using cash! Quite right too! Discounts for using cash are common around the planet - including in the United States. Think about it. In the country which is the home of Visa and Mastercard, businesses - such as petrol stations - charge customers LESS when they use CASH! The British public - WE - are being conned into believin....
All Orders in Pub Under a Tenner MUST be in Cash? CHEERS! GREAT IDEA! - Click here to view this entry

All Orders in Pub Under a Tenner MUST be in Cash? CHEERS! GREAT IDEA!

Mon Feb 12 2024
This pub is rated the best in London - and the owner believes Cash is King! A brilliant combination! The owner of the pub has clearly worked out what his customers want and need - and he knows how to deliver it! Well done to him! Source: telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/london-best-pub-fighting-back-war-on-cash-skehans-nunhead
Public Backlash Against “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Public Backlash Against “Cashless”!

Mon Feb 5 2024
Many customers of this cafe have rejected “cashless” - and they are absolutely right to do so! And up and down the country, exactly the same thing is happening. The British public have had enough of “mustn’t grumble”. Now the message is “accept our cash or you will never see us again”. The mighty Asda think they will get away with going “cashless....
The British Public Deserve The Same Good News As The Irish Public. - Click here to view this entry

The British Public Deserve The Same Good News As The Irish Public.

Mon Feb 5 2024
This is more brilliant news for the Irish public! Last week, the Irish government brought in Payment Choice regulations which give the Irish public the right to spend their cash when they want to do so, in many thousands of shops around the Irish Republic. This week, it’s the Bank of Ireland who deserve a massive round of applause for looking after the Irish public! The Bank of Ireland ar....
Do the Irish Public Deserve More Choice than the British Public? - Click here to view this entry

Do the Irish Public Deserve More Choice than the British Public?

Sun Feb 4 2024
This is brilliant news from Ireland! New “access to cash” laws will make it compulsory for supermarkets and pharmacies to accept cash. A great quote in this article from the minister of finance, Michael McGrath. “We must recognise the important role that cash continues to play in all our lives, and this is a role I am determined to protect.” Note “ALL OUR LIVES&rd....
Acceptance of Cash is a MUST to Create an Inclusive Society! - Click here to view this entry

Acceptance of Cash is a MUST to Create an Inclusive Society!

Mon Jan 29 2024
In the last sentence of his article, this American professor states unequivocally that the simplest way of avoiding financial exclusion is to pass a law compelling businesses to accept cash. Absolutely correct. And that no doubt is one reason why 71% of British adults - the electorate - told YouGov they want such a law passed. In a UK election year, do those 40 million potential voters matter? ....
The Pressure Builds on Sunak to Introduce Payment Choice in the UK! - Click here to view this entry

The Pressure Builds on Sunak to Introduce Payment Choice in the UK!

Mon Jan 29 2024
There is a lot of anger amongst the British public at the moment. The Post Office scandal has shaken the faith of many in the quality of British justice and government. Rishi Sunak can win back some of the trust of the British public by refusing to allow “cashless” to be imposed on the UK. Time is running out fast though, with a General Election looming later this year… Sour....
Beginning of the End for “Cashless” in the UK - Click here to view this entry

Beginning of the End for “Cashless” in the UK

Mon Jan 29 2024
Ireland banning “cashless” is surely the beginning of the end for “cashless” in the UK. It would be absolutely crazy if a few yards across the border in the Irish Republic you can insist on having your cash accepted BUT back in Northern Ireland you can’t! Rishi Sunak can prove that he is not as out of touch as he sometimes seems by announcing the same measures in th....
Councils must STOP creating “Cashless” Car Parks! - Click here to view this entry

Councils must STOP creating “Cashless” Car Parks!

Mon Jan 22 2024
Cheshire East council is considering scrapping cash payments in car parks? They claim it would save £100k a year? The fact is that councils are all over the place in terms of claimed savings via “scrapping” cash acceptance in car parks. Oxford council said the saving was £12k. Do these figures include a “cashless”, no options, future where the card and digit....
Sainsbury’s Bank Gives the Public Choice - Click here to view this entry

Sainsbury’s Bank Gives the Public Choice

Mon Jan 22 2024
It will be a great pity if the excellent Sainsbury's Bank is sold to a Big Five High Street (?) bank. We - the British public - need more choice, not less. A proliferation of App banks is NOT enough to meet the wants and needs of everyone in the UK. Let’s hope we see Sainsbury’s Bank signs over ATMs in our High Streets for many years to come! Source: bbc.co.uk/news/business-68....
Lack of New ATMs is NOT because of Lack of Public Demand for Cash! - Click here to view this entry

Lack of New ATMs is NOT because of Lack of Public Demand for Cash!

Mon Jan 22 2024
The installation of a new cash machine is now about as rare as the sighting of a Golden Eagle in Hyde Park! Even the heavily-hyped Cash Access UK “Bank Hubs” mysteriously don’t have ATMs? This when ATMs delivered £81 BILLION to the British public in 2023, OVER 90% of the total amount of cash used in the UK last year! The reason for this lack of ATM installations? The fe....
Councils which Impose “Cashless” Car Parks Must be Sanctioned! - Click here to view this entry

Councils which Impose “Cashless” Car Parks Must be Sanctioned!

Mon Jan 15 2024
Michael Gove, Minister for Communities, wrote to every Local Authority in 2023 telling them they must accept cash in their car parks. Every Local Authority in the UK should know by now that a Payment Choice Act will be in place by 2025. Yet some misguided Councils are STILL switching their car parks to “cashless”. This is yet another British Public Scandal, with ratepayers money bei....
Even the Swedish Government is Acting to Stop “Cashless”! - Click here to view this entry

Even the Swedish Government is Acting to Stop “Cashless”!

Mon Jan 15 2024
The Swedish government has clearly had quite enough of the commercial banks dictating to the Swedish public by trying to impose “cashless”. In 2019, the Swedish government advised ALL Swedish residents to keep some cash at home to deal with emergencies. In 2021, a law came into force compelling the banks to provide cash services to their customers. Soon the Swedish government will a....
In 2023, £81 Billion was Delivered by ATMs in “Cashless” UK! - Click here to view this entry

In 2023, £81 Billion was Delivered by ATMs in “Cashless” UK!

Mon Jan 15 2024
The British public continue to want cash! Over 90% of us continue to use cash, whether rarely or every day. Over 70% of adults told YouGov recently that they want a law passed giving them the right to use cash, when and where they choose. There are only two issues. 1. The Big 5 High Street (?) banks, who hold the funds of over 50 million British adults, don’t want to give our money back ....
Cashless Would Destroy The UK’s Small Businesses - Click here to view this entry

Cashless Would Destroy The UK’s Small Businesses

Mon Jan 8 2024
A quote from this article: “When people then buy those things with a card it makes it a lot harder to meet your mark-up - to the point where you wonder if it's worth it because you’ve made so little profit on it.” There is not a shadow of a doubt - “cashless” would destroy small businesses. So it is NEVER going to happen. Source: [link]....
If the Public in American States and Cities can have Payment Choice, so can the British public! - Click here to view this entry

If the Public in American States and Cities can have Payment Choice, so can the British public!

Mon Jan 8 2024
Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Hunt, Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves need to be paying attention to what is happening in the United States. States and cities around our “Special Relationship” partner are passing Payment Choice laws, giving the public the right to use their cash, when and where they choose. YES. In the United States, the birthplace of Visa Mastercard Apple Bank Google Pay, &ldquo....
Nationwide Building Society Sees Cash Withdrawn From ATMs SOAR! - Click here to view this entry

Nationwide Building Society Sees Cash Withdrawn From ATMs SOAR!

Mon Jan 8 2024
Nationwide Building Society is providing excellent service to their Members & the British public in general. The figures are even more impressive than they seem at first glance, because even with a welcome policy of keeping branches open, Nationwide Building Society has actually seen a reduction in their own ATM numbers since January 2022. So the real increase in cash withdrawals per ATM wil....
Cash Use Abroad By Under 25’s Increases! - Click here to view this entry

Cash Use Abroad By Under 25’s Increases!

Mon Jan 8 2024
GREAT news for cash! Because those under 25 years of age who are now using more cash abroad are very likely also to be increasing their use of cash in the UK! Source: [link]
Bank Customers Forced to Travel MILES to Their Nearest Branch! - Click here to view this entry

Bank Customers Forced to Travel MILES to Their Nearest Branch!

Tue Jan 2 2024
Almost unbelievably, the UK bank branch closure has cut so deep that some people now have to travel over 60 MILES to their nearest bank branch! “Customer Service”? Some High Street (?) banks clearly don’t know the meaning of the word! Source: [link]
Mums Prefer Cash to Contactless - Click here to view this entry

Mums Prefer Cash to Contactless

Tue Jan 2 2024
Two very savvy mums reveal just how much money they save by shunning contactless and using cash - and it’s a LOT! Source: [link]
There can NEVER be too many ATMs for the British public! - Click here to view this entry

There can NEVER be too many ATMs for the British public!

Tue Jan 2 2024
The amount of cash dispensed by ATMs in the UK on 22 December 2023 was £460 million. This is the busiest day at UK cash machines since before the pandemic, when £471 million was withdrawn on 28 February 2020. And when one adds the extra £10 million withdrawn over Post Office counters on 22 December, demand for cash was identical to that February 2020 pre pandemic level. So des....
You CAN Make a Difference in 2024: Shop Locally - and Use Cash! - Click here to view this entry

You CAN Make a Difference in 2024: Shop Locally - and Use Cash!

Tue Jan 2 2024
It is all too easy to feel helpless. As we enter 2024, there are so many major problems in the World today where surely no individual living in the UK feels they can make a difference. So perhaps it is time to STOP thinking GLOBAL - and START thinking LOCAL! Around the UK, “High Streets”, the shopping streets in towns and villages which used to buzz with excitement, are falling quie....

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