Sellers of the Big Issue, a magazine sold to help those in poverty gain an income, will soon accept contactless payments.
This follows a trial across five cities in which 80% of sales became cashless.
It’s hoped the move will increase sales with less people carrying cash.
iZettle is offering its card readers to Big Issue vendors for £9 and operating a lower than usual transaction fee.
What does this mean?
The move could increase financial inclusion in the UK, with a key issue for homeless people hoping to get back on their feet being the lack of a bank account.