About: cash

Economy & Jobs 04-04-2017

New anti-forgery €50 note launched

A new €50 note was launched in the 19 eurozone countries on Monday (3 April) featuring a host of innovative touches designed to make it harder to forge.
Euro & Finance 13-09-2016

A cashless society is a fairer society

Greater transparency is key to combatting VAT fraud and the shadow economy, writes Jason Lane.
Euro & Finance 19-08-2016

The failure to police the EU’s financial border is a security weakness

Whilst EU leaders and policymakers have struggled to maintain the security of the EU’s external physical border, the financial border is wide open to all. At a time of focus on the funding of EU extremism from third countries this is a worrying weakness, writes Tom Keatinge.
Brexit 08-06-2016

MasterCard international chief: ‘Brexit wouldn’t be a significant change for us’

Blockchain is expected to have a larger impact on our business than a potential Brexit, suggests MasterCard’s deputy boss, Ann Cairns. In her view, the technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin is “a good thing for the future”, she told EURACTIV.com.
Euro & Finance 12-04-2016

I use cash, and I’m not a criminal

Politicians left and right have begun calling for a ban on large-denomination banknotes and restrictions on cash payments as a means of fighting crime, money laundering and terrorism. Their argument is flawed, writes Guillaume Lepecq.
Euro & Finance 18-02-2016

Austria targets constitutional protection of cash

Austria is seeking to protect itself against the possibility of cash being eliminated by incorporating it into its constitution. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 12-02-2016

Suspicious bank notes lead to Luxembourg

One third of all cash in circulation in the eurozone is now in the form of €500 notes. Suspicions have been raised over Luxembourg, which prints double its GDP in banknotes each year. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 08-07-2015

Bitcoin rises as risk of Grexit unsettles markets

The risk of Grexit has caused the markets to plummet, but virtual currencies are cashing in. EURACTIV France reports

Cash costs each German €150 each year: Research

Using cash instead of debit and credit cards costs Germans around €150 per person each year, according to an academic study from Steinbeis University in Berlin on the ‘Cost of Cash’.

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