Cash needs to be welcome in our shops to keep our economy strong, safe and private. Consumers, families, retailers and the economy are weaker and more susceptible to system failures and criminal hackers if they don’t maintain ready access to cash.Explore stories
"The risk of contracting the virus is very small "unless someone is using a bank note to sneeze in; [and] coins are actually very bad environments for viruses to survive."
- Dr. Christine Tait-Burkard Expert in infection and immunity
"In times of crisis, cash is king".
- Ricardo Salinas Pliego
COVID-19 led to an immediate scare and fear of virus transmission via surfaces.
Question marks over Fintech startups pile up as traditional business models flourish
Buy Now Pay Later users are missing meals and essentials to pay their debts, more government data has confirmed.
Don't believe the FAKE NEWS. Australia is NOT going cashless and other advanced economies are not going cashless either.
Australians lost close to one billion dollars last year to scammers. Over $851 million in losses was reported from 444,000 victim reports in 2020 but these numbers are probably understated.
Do people spend less when using cash rather than credit/debit cards or mobile phone payments?
University research has described the ‘war on cash’ and issued a dire warning.
Retailers must provide a surcharge-free option for consumer payments
Are we being herded into a cashless society? Australia lost 643 bank branches and a massive 4,194 bank-owned ATMs in the four years to June 2020 according to the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority and the trend has accelerated since then.
Selling online is becoming increasingly risky, with every new payment method and marketplace that finds popularity, fraudsters follow.
But Cash Welcome has the inside information on why it won’t fly …
When you open a new website or click through to a new web address, you are not the only the one watching.
Spoiler alert: You are the product, cash-out of history’s greatest ever data heist.
Is your data safe online? Whose job is it to secure your cyber security? Is your online data, information like your bank account, card details, address, phone number, ID documents safe with the companies and websites you transact with?
There has been a surge in cashless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, igniting expectations, and fears, that Australia and New Zealand could become completely cashless societies.
Is your financial and identity information online? Is it safe to hand over your financial and other information to financial, health, insurance and other companies online?
Information kidnappers are taking over company, website, financial institution computer systems and holding customer data including financial, identity, personal and health information for a ransom.
Banks and mortgage lenders are increasingly asking their customers and borrowers about their spending. Uber Eats, online purchases, Dan Murphy’s, all these transactions are being scrutinised by lenders wanting to know more and more about us.
CashWelcome.org is a grassroots campaign to protect our rights to use and access cash. Cash Welcome is supported by companies and people who work in and want to protect the cash industry.
Lenders, retailers, online marketers, government and even criminals are tracking our transactions, activity and preferences. This is what you can do about it to protect your privacy and your right to mind your business
All retailers in Australia and New Zealand need to continue to accept cash during and post COVID-19. While everyone needs to follow government health advice and the advice of the World Health Organisation, cash is an important legal tender and the backbone of our economy.
Are you a small business or a busines accepting card and/or online payments from customers? Have you tried to understand the merchant service deals and offers from banks and their competitors?