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  • Charity boxes fit for a cashless society
    Barclays (2016) ©

Barclays contactless: give to charity without cash

British charities missed out on £80 million in 2016 due to cash-only donation systems. In an effort to combat this, Barclays has launched donation boxes that accept card-based payments, theorising that a seamless payment system could lead to a spike in random acts of giving.

Location United Kingdom

How many times did you walk past a homeless person and feel guilty, because you genuinely didn’t have a penny on you? And how many times would you have put a few coins into a donation box at a checkout, if only you could’ve been bothered to scramble for some change? 

With Brits generally favouring card over cash, charities missed out on £80 million in donations in 2016 due to cash-only donation systems. [1] In response, Barclay’s has launched a digital donation box that enables passers-by to pay by card – both contactless, and Chip ...



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