Customers may prefer the old-fashioned tip jar.
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Delivery services and cafes commonly prompt customers to leave a specific tip – for example, 15%, 20%, 25% – at the point of sale rather than after completing the service.
Mobile operators also offer money sending and receiving services.
The introduction of these technologies in Ghana has created an enabling platform for consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for goods and services
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The ‘war on cash’ is slowly eliminating paper currency.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
The ACCC has blocked the big four banks from bargaining with Apple for more control over Apple Pay.
The banks could have used their collective bargaining power not only against Apple for Apple Pay but also stall the adoption of mobile payments in Australia.
ANZ has already struck a deal with Apple for its contactless payment system but now four other banks are arguing the company is making competition difficult.
The competition in Australia’s contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
Bank tellers might not need to be worried about their jobs with the rise of cashless payments.
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Apple Pay launched in the US in 2014, but has yet to gain traction in Australia.
Australians love to ‘tap and go’ for payments, but doing it with a mobile phone is being complicated by our card fee system.
A tap dance.
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They got there in the end.
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Want fries with that?
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