Cash Facts

If you want to know the facts about cash then read on - you might be surprised by some of what we have to share .

Since you've been on this page, over
£100000
...has been withdrawn from cash machines.

(ATMIA, 2017)

97% of UK consumers carry cash on them

(accesstocash.org.uk)

By 2021, 13.0 billion cash payments are expected to be made in the UK every year

(paymentsuk.org.uk)

For 25 million people in Britain, or 47% of the population, living in a cashless society would present real challenges

(accesstocash.org.uk)

In 2019, 37 % of the UK population said that they still need cash because local shops or services don’t yet take digital

(accesstocash.org.uk)

The average shrink rate in the US for 2018 was 1.38%, with a rise in the highest levels of shrink

(NRF, 2019)

75% of countries report cash is used in over 50% of transactions

(G4S Global Cash Report 2018)

The average dollar loss per dishonest employee was $1,264.10 in 2018

(NRF, 2019)

The amount of cash in circulation in the United States is estimated to be $1.7 trillion and continues to increase

(ATMIA)

There are over $1.4 trillion dollars in circulation globally

(frbsf.org)

Physical currency is experiencing a resurgence. In the US, currency in circulation at the end of September 2019 reached an estimated $1.76 trillion, close to the highest level in at least 36 years.

(cashpaymentnews.com)

Around 85% of retail payment transactions are done with cash, which equates to 60% of retail transaction value

(mastercard.com)