Taxing electronic payments is key to raising revenue form the informal sector
Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, including to charities and the needy. But what happens when so few of us carry cash anymore?
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in the health-care system that leave those without identification documents vulnerable.
A fully cashless society has often been presented as natural or inevitable. The experiences of Sweden and Zimbabwe highlight some pitfalls.
There’s no indication that handling cash increases your chance of catching COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped countries around the world from looking at digital currencies.
As cashless societies become a reality, we’re starting to see this technological revolution has a dark side.
A dormant ‘cash mountain’ marks a nadir for London’s contactless travel card, but trouble has been brewing for some time.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
India’s recent move toward a cash-free society helped reveal just how important physical currency is to the informal economies that the poorest families depend upon.
India’s transition to a digital economy creates several new opportunities for financial criminals.
The far left and the far right are closer than they’d like to admit. So can some of their better proposals gain ground in 2017?
India is going digital.
The notes in your pocket say they’re legal tender for all debts public and private. Are they lying?
Despite a rise in cashless payments and a drop in customers drawing out cash, bank tellers might still have a future.
The evidence that €500 notes are used by criminals are strong. But there is no guarantee that scrapping them will crack down on illegal activity.
Do innovations like PayPal, Square, Apple Pay and Bitcoin spell the end of cash? How different countries are adopting new forms of financial tech.
How could a cashless economy make you gain weight? It’s all about the pain in your brain.