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“Cash fight back” have urged retailers to accept cash payments to at least the same level as the new £100 contactless limit.

The call comes from consumer champions, the UK Cash Supply Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit cash industry organisation who are encouraging frustrated customers to press their case with retailers and ensure payment parity for legal tender.

The pandemic has meant many retailers refused to accept cash payments, due to growing health concerns.

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Nigel Constable, chair of the CSA highlighted his frustration with retailers who refuse to accept cash payments, “While some retailers are publicly supporting cash, too many are refusing this legal tender based on bogus health reasons, rather than accepting they’re offering poor customer service to the 40 million adults in the UK who still regularly use cash.”

The CSA are advising consumers who want to use cash to make their concerns known to retail head offices, or management, or simply move their customer to cash-supporting stores.

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