Going cashless causes misery

Cashless payment methods assume that an individual has access to a bank account, digital wallet, payment card, or a device modern enough to support mobile money services. 

However, according to the Financial Inclusion Commission, approximately 1.5 million adults  in the UK alone are unbanked. 
There is a significant number of people who rely on cash in their day-to-day lives; if not for lack of a bank account, then because physically handling money can help them regulate their outgoings and keep to a budget. 

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

The cashless society from an ethical point of view

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