Which? comments on Age UK’s report on access to cash

Gareth Shaw, Which? Head of Money, said:
“Cash continues to be a vital way to pay for millions of people, and it is clear that if the rapid transition to digital payments is not handled carefully, some groups of people – including older and vulnerable consumers – will end up being financially excluded.

“These people cannot be left in a position where they are unable to purchase essential products and services because they cannot access or pay with cash.

“The government must move swiftly with its legislative proposals to protect access to cash, so that effective action can be taken to maintain the viability of the cash system for as long as people depend on it.”

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