Comment – The Cashless Society
North Staffordshire and The Potteries are not the only places where bank branches are being closed, and cashpoints are being removed.
Slowly and systematically, Britain’s banks are closing their cashpoints in towns and cities throughout the country.
The consumer group “Which?” is calling for a regulator to protect our access to cash. According to “Which?” cashpoints were closed at the rate of 488 a month between June and December 2018.
Since 2015 almost 3,500 bank branches have been closed, and “Which?” says that many people will be unable to pay “for goods and services if Britain becomes a cashless society.
It seems as if the banks’ objectives are to force us to bank online and to use credit or debit cards to pay for everything we buy.