Report: UK Moving Away From ‘Peak Cash’

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Cash Is Projected To Be Used In Just 21 Percent Of Transactions By 2026.

According to a new report out of the United Kingdom, consumers are quickly moving away from cash as the means of conducting business transactions. Continue reading

66% of the Economy is Already Electronic & 99% of Money is Electronic

 

QUESTION: I loved your mention of how our money is not “printed”. You are THE ONLY financial expert to mention this. And you can’t understand our economy without understanding Electronic Money. I researched this 3 or four years ago and came up with, .003 physical currency vs the rest as Electronic Money. I later stumbled across an article on the same subject by an economics professor who put the ratio at .0003 physical. SO, who/where/how much/ and by who’s authority is E money created? E money is how the economy is propped up, and the amount is in TRILLIONS UPON TRILLIONS.

ANSWER: That is about correct. However, it is actually much worse. About 40% of the value of the paper currency of the United States circulates outside the USA. In fact, about 40% of the debt is also held outside the USA. Continue reading

Iran, Russia May Agree to Trade in Local Currencies ‘Very Soon’

Dethroning of the petrodollar continues:

 

Tehran and Moscow may reach an official agreement on carrying out transactions in national currencies “very soon,” Hossein Yaghoubi Miab, the director general of the international affairs department of Iran’s Central Bank, told Sputnik.

ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia has recently started to actively promote financial agreements with Iranian and Chinese bankers in a bid to shift bilateral trading to national currencies to reduce their dependence on the US dollar. Continue reading

Why Is Germany Eliminating Paper Money?

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Getting rid of paper money may help fight terrorism and even help prop up the banks—but is there a more sinister reason for these new financial controls?

Germany is considering abolishing the €500 note and introducing a €5,000 (us$5,600) limit on cash transactions. It is part of a plan proposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s partners in the Social Democratic Party to cut off terrorist financing in Europe. Banning the bills will supposedly help make people safer. In reality, it will do the exact opposite.

German Deputy Finance Minister Michael Meister told Deutsche Welle on February 3 that Germany would push these reforms at the European level. “Since money laundering and terrorism financing are cross-border threats,” it makes sense to adopt a European Union-wide “solution,” he said. But “if a European solution isn’t possible, Germany will move ahead on its own” (emphasis added throughout).

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Deathblow to the Dollar

Lessons from 2015, for today:

 

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The world is entering a new economic era—one that won’t be defined by America.

This past March marked a radical turning point for the global economy, particularly the United States’ economic dominance.

China proposed the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (aiib)—a new, Chinese-run international bank specifically designed to challenge U.S. global economic leadership. America tried to convince other nations not to agree to join. But it failed—even with its closest allies.

For the U.S., it was an unmitigated disaster.

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Europe Prepares for the Next Assault in the War on Cash

Europe is perhaps the most centrally controlled political system in the world: a place in which political and economic policies range from socialist (the public sector accounts for 30% of “free market” German’s employment) to extremely socialist (the public sector accounts for 56% of France’s employment).

As such, Europe is where a Central Banker can implement the most insane policy and get away with it. Continue reading

China Plans to Launch Own International Payment System by 2016

China will continue to loosen restrictions on private capital access to the financial sector, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said.

DALIAN (Sputnik) — China plans to launch its own international payment system later this year, the country’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, said on Thursday. Continue reading

Japan Suggests Russia Use Yen Instead of US Dollar in Transactions

VLADIVOSTOK, September 4 (Sputnik) – Tokyo has suggested to Moscow that Russia use the Japanese national currency, the yen, in its transactions instead of the US dollar in order to minimize risks, Tadashi Maeda, the Senior Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), said Friday.

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MasterCard is at war in Canada, and it’s not against who you’d expect

As ex advisor to Ronald Reagan, Martin Armstrong, says: The current goal for major institutions and governments is to eliminate cash. This is how you keep bankruns from happening, plus you’re able to track down every single transaction. It’s an all-out assault on your freedom.

 

TORONTO — In Canada, the biggest rival MasterCard Inc. is working to obliterate, according to its local president Brian Lang, isn’t Visa Inc., American Express Co., Interac Association or Bitcoin dealers. It’s cold, hard cash.

“The benefit of Interac and Visa for me is that we’re competing towards the same goal of a digitally enabled country,” Lang said in a recent telephone interview. “I actually appreciate that (Interac) is advertising right now not to pay with cash and that there’s a much better way, that you can tap or pop in your card.” Continue reading

The Lesson for the World Coming from Greece

Can you guess where all roads lead in Europe? If you said Berlin, who runs the Troika, you win. This is always why they have a say in the Troika’s dealings.

 

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All mainstream news is painting the Greeks as the bad guys and the Troika as the savior of Europe. Quite frankly, it is really disgusting. Pictures of an elderly Greek pensioner have gone viral depicting what the Troika is deliberately doing to the Greek people trying to punish them for their own failed design of the Euro in a system that is just economically unsustainable.

The heartbreaking photographs of a 77-year-old retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis pensioner showing he has just collapsed on the ground openly in tears driven to despair outside a Greek bank with his savings book and identity card strewn next to him on the ground illustrates the horror the Troika is deliberately trying to inflict upon the Greek population. Continue reading

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

Russia Launches Own ‘SWIFT’ Service, Links Up 91 Credit Institutions

Nations of the world are sidestepping around the U.S. dominated world economy and are replacing it with their own. The move from SWIFT is yet but one piece. An example of another would be the alternative global internet brought to you by BRICS.

 

Ekaterina Blinova — Almost 91 domestic credit institutions have been incorporated into the new Russian financial system, the analogous of SWIFT, an international banking network.

The new service, will allow Russian banks to communicate seamlessly through the Central Bank of Russia. It should be noted that Russia’s Central Bank initiated the development of the country’s own messaging system in response to repeated threats voiced by Moscow’s Western partners to disconnect Russia from SWIFT. Continue reading

Banking’s SWIFT ready to stop Iran transactions

Belgium-based SWIFT, which provides banks with a system for moving funds around the world, bowed to international pressure on Friday and said it was ready to block Iranian banks from using its network to transfer money further isolating Iran’s economy on the global stage.

Expelling Iranian banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication would shut down Tehran’s main avenue to doing business with the rest of the world – an outcome the West believes is crucial to curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

SWIFT, which has never cut off a country before, has been closely following efforts in the United States and the European Union to develop new sanctions targeting Iran that would directly affect EU-based financial institutions.

The United States and EU have already moved to sanction Iran’s central bank.

Full article: Banking’s SWIFT ready to stop Iran transactions (Jerusalem Post)