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
...has been withdrawn from cash machines.

(ATMIA, 2017)

Cash was still the most popular payment method in 2015 within the UK


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


In 2017, around 469,000 counterfeit Bank of England banknotes were taken out of circulation

(Bank of England)

First £10 note introduced in 1759


Global shrinkage increased from 0.94% to 1.42% during 2013 - 2015

(Global Retail Theft Barometer)

In 2016, cash was the dominant payment instrument at the POS within the Euro area


Global card fraud losses have reached $22.80 billion in 2016


In 2015, Americans spent a total of $2,359 billion in cash


There are over $1.4 trillion dollars in circulation globally


In 2016, cash remained the most frequently used payment instrument in the USA


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