Britain moves closer to becoming a cashless society

BRITAIN is using less cash than ever before as the march of electronic and card payments continues.

Notes and coins lost the crown as the most popular form of payments in Britain for the first time last year, according to data from the Payments Council.

Cash accounted for 48 per cent of all payments, including those made by businesses, falling from 52 per cent in 2013. Continue reading

Holidaymakers warned to take cash to Greece amid financial collapse fears

The Greek tourist board in London said that while it anticipated no immediate problems, visitors should avoid relying solely on credit cards or local ATMs.

Travellers should take “enough money to cover emergencies and any unexpected delays”, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office states. Travel experts recommended taking around three to five days’ worth of spending money in euros, alongside credit and debit cards.

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