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
Experts line up to criticise CSIRO research: Unnecessary fear, 90% of transmission is airborne
Reserve Bank of Australia data released on 7 September 2020 shows Australian consumers have rushed back to cash after an initial COVID-19 related scare campaign.
The essential role of cash in the economy is recognised in last week’s Reserve Bank of Australia Payment System Board update. However, unlike the RBNZ, the RBA does not propose concrete actions to protect the cash economy.
Finally, we could be getting towards an answer to the big question – Is New Zealand becoming a cashless society? Will cash be banned in New Zealand?
I’m a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences and global health, and I believe that we don’t need to worry about money as much as some might believe.
A big recent report from German powerhouse Deutsche Bank turns some conventional thinking on its head.
Expensive public relations surveys and market research can be used to influence news editors and media outlets of ‘the facts’ as discovered by the company themselves. Let’s have a look at how Mastercard and Visa have helped influence the news about COVID-19, cash and card transactions.
Commonwealth Bank’s devastating computer system failure affecting Netbank, the Commbank app, credit and debit cards and merchant payment systems
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.
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?