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The Culture of Cash in Japan

The Culture of Cash in Japan

The U.S. is often characterized (chastised?) as not moving towards a cash-less environment fast enough. These comments are often made by providers of digital payment services, I’ve noticed. But in comparison to Japan, the U.S. is far ahead in its use of cash-less payments.

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Commentary: Hawkers Want to Embrace Cashless Payments but Say They Need Help Tackling Barriers

Commentary: Hawkers Want to Embrace Cashless Payments but Say They Need Help Tackling Barriers

Hawkers face four kinds of barrier to adopting cashless payments; government initiatives should focus on targeting a few, say two SUSS observers. SINGAPORE: Cash may be king in the past but if Singapore aims to be a leading digital economy, there is no running away from going cashless, whether we like it or not.

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3 Drivers Helping Bridge the Gap to a Cashless Society

3 Drivers Helping Bridge the Gap to a Cashless Society

Today, only 41 percent of Americans regularly carry cash, creating a demand for alternative payment methods and unlocking a world of potential for innovation in Fintech.

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Cashless Future Is Here, With Coins and Banknotes to Become ‘Niche’

Cashless Future Is Here, With Coins and Banknotes to Become ‘Niche’

Our own habits show how far the cashless economy has shifted from speculation to reality. Illustration: Matt Golding Credit: Sydney train commuters now board via their bank cards, meat pies are bought on debit from hundreds of school canteens, tap-and-go 3 Wiggles car rides litter suburban shopping centres.

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Australia Fintechs vs Banks: A Knife Edge in the Cashless Economy

Australia Fintechs vs Banks: A Knife Edge in the Cashless Economy

In Australia there’s something of a ‘payments war’ going on and it’s taking a toll on Australian startups. Research from F5 Networks suggests that Australians are being more cautious about new payment technologies, with many sticking to the cash economy. Why? Because cash is more secure.

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Japan Post to Accept Cashless Payments by Time of Tokyo Olympics

Japan Post to Accept Cashless Payments by Time of Tokyo Olympics

Japan Post Co. plans to accept cashless payments for postcards and parcel deliveries at its post offices by early 2020. Currently, customers can purchase postcards and pay parcel delivery fees at post offices with only cash or stamps, while post offices in many other countries offer cashless settlement services.

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Cashless Payments Push MUFG Bank to Shed 20% of ATMs

Cashless Payments Push MUFG Bank to Shed 20% of ATMs

MUFG Bank looks to shrink its Japanese ATM network by 20% through fiscal 2023 as online sales and cashless payments reduce the need for personal banking services such as cash withdrawals.The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group unit operates 8,141 ATMs nationwide, and intends to cut this number to around 6,700.

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The Winners and Losers in a Cashless Society

The Winners and Losers in a Cashless Society

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Mastercard Urges Customers Towards Cashless Payments

Mastercard Urges Customers Towards Cashless Payments

Mastercard is pushing for a bigger uptake of cashless payments, but the company reassured consumers it has massive contingency plans for IT failures like those that blocked millions of transactions at rival Visa.

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Going Cashless at the Point of Sale: A Matter of Time

Going Cashless at the Point of Sale: A Matter of Time

Retailers and restaurants are cautiously moving toward fully cashless operations. Cards and apps are replacing bills and coin. While futurists and science fiction writers have been predicting a cashless future for generations, consumer-driven businesses are following the lead of a much more influential group of thinkers—their customers.

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Japan Pushes Use of Cashless Payments as Olympics Approach and Banks Strain

Japan Pushes Use of Cashless Payments as Olympics Approach and Banks Strain

Earnest efforts are underway in both the public and private sectors to promote cashless payments ahead of the 2020 Olympics.Credit cards, electronic money and other cashless systems account for 20 percent of all consumer payments in Japan, compared with 40 percent to 60 percent in the United States, European countries and China.

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A Cashless America? One in Five Look for Mobile Payments and More to Take Over

A Cashless America? One in Five Look for Mobile Payments and More to Take Over

The concept of a cashless society is one of those things you hear about every so often, especially in Europe. Sometimes it crosses into other, unexpected areas, and even the United States will talk about it every so often.

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