The rise of the ‘tap and go’cashless society

LONDON. – Blink and you’ll miss it. In the age of increasing cashless payments and “tap and go” transactions, what are the consequences for businesses, consumers and society? A recent study of 15 first world countries has concluded that one in five Europeans rarely carry cash on their person. 54 percent of Europeans agree that they...
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