A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
ATMs will need to evolve to remain relevant, perhaps taking on other services entirely.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
Here's what the latest funding proposals mean for schools.
Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy.
A new report confirms how the rich become deluded about their talents, but also hints at a growing acknowledgement of inequality.
Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked an economist to explain.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
The UK's new £1 coin is touted as being the most-secure in the world. Its dodecagonal shape harks back to an old threepenny forebear.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it's clear the current system is broken.
A study finds financial abuse can be disguised as care and is tied into social values of the Anglo-Celtic and Indian communities.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
Why higher education is a worthy cause for the rich and famous.
New plastic banknotes pose a challenge to forensic scientists that clever chemistry can solve.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
The notes in your pocket say they're legal tender for all debts public and private. Are they lying?
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.