Which regions are most prepared to go cashless?

The latest Access to Cash Report conducted by banking services provider thinkmoney has mapped which of the UK’s regions are the most – and least – prepared to go cashless

Yahoo Finance covers the report which found that 83 per cent of the UK’s population would be able to cope in a cashless society.

Unsurprisingly, London is the most prepared for a cashless society with an 8.5 per cent drop in cash usage between 2017 and 2018. Southern regions appear better prepared than northern regions, with 7.7 and 7 per cent drops respectively.

The north west of England has seen a 3.3 per drop in cash, meaning that it would be harder hit without cash. In Northern Ireland cash withdrawals have only reduced by 2 per cent between 2017 and 2018, suggesting people living there are likely to struggle in a cashless Britain.

Yahoo Finance attributes this to the many rural communities in Northern Ireland ‘which are likely to be the worst affected if the UK stops using cash’. Less than a third of UK transactions are made with cash, and the report’s authors predict this figure will be just 10 per cent by 2026.

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