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500mph in the desert

The Bloodhound LSR touched down in South Africa to prepare for High Speed Testing. The team plan to take Bloodhound up to 500mph on the specially prepared test track in the Kalahari desert. Bloodhound LSR are using Spinnaker’s asset monitoring service, ‘CashTrack’  to keep track of key support vehicles during the testing. It is impossible […]

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‘Community Access to Cash’ initiative

UK Finance has launched an initiative to help communities identify and secure access to cash and payment services. “The Community Access to Cash Initiative will provide communities with the opportunity to report gaps in cash provision through their elected officials. The initiative will provide grant support and industry guidance to local communities to improve access […]

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ATM physical attacks on the increase

EAST has just published a European Payment Terminal Crime Report covering 2018 which reports that ATM physical attacks have risen for the fourth consecutive year. ATM related physical attacks rose 27% when compared with 2017 (up from 3,584 to 4,549 incidents).  Within this total ATM explosive attacks (including explosive gas and solid explosive attacks) were […]

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Amazon Go stores now accept cash

Earlier this week Amazon took the decision to accept additional forms of payment at it’s cashier free stores. In addition to the accepted forms of electronic payment, customers can now pay with old-school cash and ‘Amazon Cash’. This allows users to pay cash into their Amazon accounts and so run a balance. Payments can be […]

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New Jersey bans cashless stores

From Ars Technica: On Monday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning cashless retail stores and restaurants in the Garden State. Murphy’s signature makes New Jersey the second state in the US to ban cashless stores, after Massachusetts banned them in 1978.  

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Is cash really at risk of disappearing?

The Access to Cash review would have us believe that cash in the UK will be nothing but a memory as we ‘drift’ toward a cashless society. Without action, people will be left behind as the UK becomes ‘cashless’. Gareth Shaw, Head of Money, Which?, said: “We have been warning for years of the risk […]

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Spinnaker contributes to The Parliamentary Review

Every year The Parliamentary Review’s September launch brings together the most creative and inspiring voices across business, industry, education and the public sector to share insight, encourage best practice and help organisations confront the challenges of an ever-changing political landscape. Co-chaired by Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles, The Review features commentary from senior politicians including […]

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“Flip, look and feel”

The Royal Bank of Canada has launched it’s new $10 banknote. The polymer uses a vertical design and features  Viola Desmond, a successful black Canadian businesswoman and social justice advocate. The note was first revealed on International Women’s Day (8th March) and entered circulation on November 19th. Details about the security features can be found […]

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