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In the UK, the Commons Treasury committee warn that move to cashless society will hit elderly and poor





In the UK, the Commons Treasury committee warn that move to cashless society will hit elderly and poor
The government and regulators must be prepared to force banks to retain a physical network for the many vulnerable people who could otherwise be left with no access to face-to-face services, MPs have warned. The Commons Treasury select committee said in a report published on Monday that without government intervention, Britain risks “inadvertently becoming a cashless society”. Large sections of society — especially older people and those on low incomes — rely on bank branches and cash, despite the rapid shift towards online banking and contactless payments.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view









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