David Wolman is author of  The End of Money, now out in paperback.   I’ve been thinking a lot recently about relationships. No not that kind. I mean the relationships people have with different forms of money. Anyone who has read or, ahem, written even a little in the payments space knows that there is a …
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This cost of cash perspective was co-authored by The Fletcher School, Tufts University academics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean for International Business and Finance, and Benjamin Mazzotta, Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Inclusive Growth   Since the 1950s, cash has faced serious competition for point-of-sale payments. Today, the digital transformation has accelerated that competition, just as …
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An adage states that you have to spend money to make money. Consumers, businesses and governments also spend money to get, protect and move money. The use of dollars and coins costs the U.S. economy at least $200 billion each year—roughly $1,739 per household. The Cost of Cash in the United States is a new …
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Millions in Europe are financially excluded or financially underserved according to new MasterCard study, the Road to Inclusion  To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/1aFNpGQ to your Twitter handle with the hashtag #FinancialInclusion ROME, September 17, 2013 – MasterCard (NYSE:MA) today launched the Road to Inclusion, a report which shows preconceptions of the financially …
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$1.5 Million Grant Adds Momentum to Global Movement to Empower People and Grow Economies by Shifting from Cash to Electronic Payments DUBAI –  Today, MasterCard announced, with a $1.5 million grant, that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance. MasterCard’s commitment comes at the one-year anniversary mark for the Better Than Cash Alliance, which …
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