COVID-19 sparked a U.S. coin shortage, but a U.K. surplus

Oct 2, 2020
Technology has made the transition to digital payments quicker in the U.K.
"It's absolutely certain that coronavirus will accelerate the shift to digital," says Natalie Ceeney, chair of Innovate Finance. But the virus has also shown a spotlight on vulnerability and people who are getting excluded by the shift to digital.
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year with 'lucky money'

Feb 5, 2019
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
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As digital payments grow, an ATM maker looks beyond cash

Nov 8, 2018
How will ATM makers manage in a world where digital transactions are becoming more popular and cash is optional?
People walk past an ATM machine logo near Penn Station on January 8, 2018 in New York.
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Will Apple's next offering be 'insanely great'?

Sep 1, 2014
Apple is expected to announce an iWallet, but what happens if they don't deliver?