Losing Contact: The Impact of Contactless Payments on Cash Usage

Marie-Helene Felt
In many developed countries, cash payments are falling or already very low. At the same time, contactless payments are becoming more common around the globe. Because they mimic some desirable features of cash and are typically used for smaller-value transactions, contactless payment cards are a competitive alternative to cash. This study investigates whether contactless credit cards are an important contributor to the decline in cash transactions, based on Canadian panel data from 2010 to 2017....
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