Postponement of the 24/02/2020 West Midlands Regional Seminar

Taking into account the current weather & flooding situation across the country we have decided to postpone the West Midlands Regional Seminar which was supposed to take place this upcoming Monday, 24th of February 2020 at Stafford Borough Council.

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Visa launches scheme to enhance access to cash in rural areas

Electronic Payments International reported on news that Visa has launched an industry-wide ‘access to cash’ scheme to encourage retailers to offer cashback.

The initiative specifically targets areas in the UK where consumers currently struggle to access cash, such as remote and rural locations. It is also hoped to incentivise local businesses to offer cashback to consumers using their Visa debit cards and help the struggling British high street in smaller towns.

The number of ATMs in rural areas have diminished at a rapid rate recently. Research from found that residents in one in eight rural communities have lost their last free-to-use ATM and face travelling one kilometre to their next one.

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Electronic Payments International - Visa launches scheme to enhance access to cash in rural areas

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