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RE: The Reasons Why Cashless Dominate My Life

in LeoFinance9 months ago (edited)

My preference is cash. You don't get any discount paying cashless here in Australia, in fact, for some credit card payments you can have an extra charge. It's fairly common for digital payments to go down here, often due to failure on the bank's end. In times of disaster, like hurricanes in the north or the last summer's bush fires, power and of course digital payments can be out for weeks, so cash is king at this point. My father's bank got hacked not long back and they had to replace a load of cards, his included. This took two weeks, so if he couldn't have used cash (Australia is wanting to go cashless too) then he wouldn't have even been able to feed himself.

I've known people to have their bank accounts frozen, because the bank decided they had some suspicious looking transactions.

I don't want to encourage the move to cashless so I use it as much as possible. I also find it easier to budget with and not overspend.


I am concerned with your father's case. Some transactions at the Bank are really annoying and here I am using a bank with a system that is more inclined to "sharia" guidelines.

I hate credit cards, and have never been tempted to do so.

In Indonesia, the development of digital wallet startups is quite promising. We even more often move balances to digital wallets from state-owned banks.

Indeed, different location and time will have different system about the easy of applying payment system.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

I've not actually heard mention of digital wallets other than as an idea, before now. I can see it taking some time before retailers are set up to accept them here. We are often behind on technology, so it puzzles me why they even thought Australia could go cashless this year. We, of course, haven't.

I dont use credit cards either, because I avoid debt. I did for a while in England, because you could get cashback at the end of the year for using it and as long as you paid it off in full each month it cost nothing. Here there are fees for them. I use a debit card, which takes straight from my bank balance. You have a limit to the amount you can use on it each day, unless you select it as a "credit" transaction. Then you can go above that limit, but it still comes from the money you already have in the bank and some retailers will charge you for using it.