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Globally,

1.7 billion

people did not have bank accounts in 2017

(World Bank, 2018)

In Portugal, there are

165.69 ATMs

per 100,000 people

(IMF, 2018)

In the UK,

6 in 10

people will choose cash for Christmas shopping and activities

(Post Office®, 2019)

In Canada,

cash was used for

4.5 billion

POS transactions in 2018

(Payments Canada, 2019)

In the UK,

45%

of people intend to give cash as a Christmas gift

(Post Office®, 2019)

In the USA,

37%

of people prefer cash

(GOBankingRates, 2019)

In the USA,

39%

of people who prefer cash say it’s because it helps them budget

(GOBankingRates, 2019)

In Canada, there are

220.6 ATMs

per 100,000 people

(IMF, 2018)

In Austria, there are

168.89 ATMs

per 100,000 people

(IMF, 2018)


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