Feb 9, 2022
New technologies are changing the way we pay, and cash remains the most attractive option for many. Because cash safeguards personal independence and freedom. Because cash ensures stable currency systems. Because cash is the most secure payment method. Because cash is resilient in times of crisis. Because cash offers privacy in a world of rising fraud and personal data collection. Because cash means tangibility and immediate comprehensibility in a world of bewildering virtual and digital signposts. Banknotes and coins reflect a nation's identity and its magic moments, presenting its most significant people, landmarks and values to the world. In short: cash matters!
Only cash can be used without any intermediary
Cash is available to everyone, without exception
Cash is a lifeline for many people in their daily lives
Cash is a public good.
Consumers must have the right to choose how to pay for goods and services
Once in circulation, paying cash is free of charge for consumers
Cash is universally used, in all countries, by all peoples
Only cash provides protection against surveillance
Cash ensures competition among the various means of payment
Cash is the most secure method of payment
Only with cash are citizens in full control of their money
Cash is the payment method of choice in any crisis
Cash continues to be popular worldwide
The physical nature of cash makes it a valuable budgeting aid
Cash is a tangible embodiment of value, easy to count and clearly numbered
The exchange of cash in shops and marketplaces is part of histories and cultures worldwide
Cash payments are effective immediately
Cash is a growth product
Cash is legal tender in almost all countries across the globe
Cash is safe to use
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