The FCA said it was considering stronger requirements of the sector to ensure the five million people who rely on notes and coins are able to have access to it.
Charity Age UK has protested that people required the same guarantee of access to cash as they did for running water, electricity and the post.
The government has therefore published plans to ensure consumers and businesses have a legal right to withdraw and deposit cash within "a reasonable distance" of their home or premises.
Additionally, the Treasury has discussed the idea of utilising local shops as alternatives to ATMs by offering cashback to customers, even if they have not made a purchase.
The BBC - Rural vacuum for getting hold of cash
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