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The Reading Room

From the San Francisco Fed Blog to Global Treasury Intelligence, we’re sharing some of the interesting news and commentary items we read recently.
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Cash is Fun! Cash Origami Step-by-Step

Cash is fun, and not just spending it! You can make art with your cash. Cash origami makes for a fun and interesting gift idea, or create art with your cash just because you can...
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Managing the Fleeting Nature of Consumer Loyalty

Financial institutions (FIs) used to talk about the difficulty of luring customers away from competitors. Now, consumers who are not completely satisfied find it's very easy to move to another FI with a simple click
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Obstacles to a Cashless Society: A Three-Part Series, Part 2

As we discussed in our first installment, payments technology trust issues on the part of consumers go deep, tapping into data security fears. And many technology experts agree with them. Even those who espouse moving to a cashless society are concerned about security and privacy...
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Obstacles to a Cashless Society: A Three-Part Series

Cash is a leading form of payment. That’s not opinion, that’s a fact. What is opinion is the future of cash – some of those “in the know” predict that the use of cash will decrease. However, more moderate thinkers believe it will take much longer for the cashless society to develop, if ever....
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Cash – and 15 Other Essentials for Your Weather Emergency Kit

Whatever Mother Nature throws your way, be sure to have your supply kit ready. Typically, the American Red Cross and other disaster relief resources recommend a 72-hour survival kit of about a dozen essential items and increasingly, the Red Cross also emphasizes the need to be financially prepared for an emergency...
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Uber Catches a Ride with Cash

The mobile app economy is hot stuff today, but one thing the app economy has not been so great at is matching up with how we like to pay. Uber the popular app-driven ride-hailing service recently realized cashless payments may not be all the rage after all, and started accepting cash payments for its drivers in select markets...
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Cruising with Cash

Many small merchants in ports the world over don’t even have access to a reliable phone line let alone a merchant account accepting MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. To truly experience the culture and engage in some exciting price haggling, cash is the best – and often the only – way to go...
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New Device “Reads” Denomination of Paper Currency

How does someone who cannot see the bill’s denomination ensure that he or she pulls out the right amount to pay or receives the correct change after paying? A new provides visually impaired individuals with access to a free tool that can quickly and easily detect the denomination of a selected bill...
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Allpoint & Wegmans: A Perfect Pairing

Allpoint members may now visit any of the 88 Wegmans Food Market stores located throughout Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia for even more surcharge-free ATM access.
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What’s Next for EMV in 2016?

The transition to Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip technology is underway in the U.S. It began at retailers’ point-of-sale (POS) this year and extends to ATMs when the calendar turns to 2016...
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News of Cash’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Recent news reports say that cash is dying, but year after year, cash remains resolutely alive, with proof of life coming in the form of study after study ranking it among consumers’ most used payment methods: debit, cash and credit.
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