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MSE Poll: How often do you use cash?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 23 April 2019
For some people, the days of keeping cash in their pockets are long gone. Contactless cards especially mean many transactions can just be done with a ‘beep’. So we wanted to test how cashless our society is now, and who’s using it.
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  • I would have liked to see the option "I never use contactless". I was sent contactless cards, but had them replaced with non-contactless. The stupidity of contactless is astonishing. VISA told me they're as secure as chip and PIN because you might be asked to enter your PIN. Codswallop.
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    I would have liked to see the option "I never use contactless". I was sent contactless cards, but had them replaced with non-contactless. The stupidity of contactless is astonishing. VISA told me they're as secure as chip and PIN because you might be asked to enter your PIN. Codswallop.

    There is no risk of losing money due to contactless because the bank will refund any fraudulent transactions no questions asked. I've never had any contactless fraud and i have many cards with the functionality. The risk is very low considering you have to actually lose your card in the first place.
  • Merlin139Merlin139 Forumite
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    I have a small amount of cash in my wallet but very very rarely us it. If I do use a note any change goes to my wife because I cannot be bothered carrying it.
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  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    I use cash for things like markets where they don’t have facilities for cards.

    I also put change in charity boxes.

    There are still a number of cafes in our part of the world which are cash only.

    Tips for waiters and hairdressers

    OH is waiting for a visit from the chiropodist, cash only.

    I have a new pedicurist who does home visits, cash only.

    Some shops still have a minimum transaction for cards so if I am spending less than this it’s cash again.
  • AskalabaAskalaba Forumite
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    Debt-free and Proud!
    I only ever use cash when a non-cash transaction isn't available. So only really once or twice a week tops.
    Absolutely love a good bargain. If anybody has any money saving tips please send them my way :j
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