Cashless society

Do you still even need to carry money?
Sweden, the Scandinavian nation famous for ABBA, Björn Borg, and Volvo, is leading the way when it comes to becoming the world's first cashless country - and the technology behind Bitcoin, and the cryptocurrencies it has spawned, is catalysing the process.
Whether bitcoin or another cryptocurrency overtakes all physical currency (although highly unlikely!), there's no denying that the end is nigh. As hard cash becomes less and less functional the process of extinction will get quicker and quicker.
While banks and other financial services providers continually work to ensure the bank accounts and financial products that are marketed to children are indeed safe and appropriate, parents can also play a crucial part in helping their children to understand how to manage their money effectively.
On a trip to Greece, one of my work colleagues was involved in a minor road collision. He stepped out of his hire car and
Yes TfL has started letting you bus it even if you have only one penny's worth of credit. And sure, if you're lucky enough to have a contactless debit card, you're probably fine. But let's face it: at some point, most of us are going to want to get a night bus, having run into negative Oyster balance. And then what, eh?
When it comes to the way you make your everyday purchases, change is most definitely afoot. Just last week the Bank of England announced plans to introduce plastic money - a move that some say doesn't just mark the end of paper notes, it is one more indication that we may soon see the end for cash in general.