Why Payment Choice Matters
Supporting Cash Payments in Society
Cashless enterprises lock out millions of unbanked Americans, of all ages, and open consumers to data privacy breaches while dramatically reducing payment options. Citizens who value the anonymity of paying with cash, and who do not want to be burdened by the high rates of interest on credit cards, should have the option to pay with cash.
Maintaining a cash option has already generated widespread public support across the country. Within the past two years, the state of New Jersey, and cities including Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City all have laws protecting a consumer's right to use cash.
Paying with cash:
is something everyone can do regardless of income or status.
is essential for consumers who don't have bank accounts or credit cards.
provides more privacy than other forms of payment.
limits the risk of data breaches.
helps consumers budget and teach children financial responsibility.