Cash usage in Britain was halved in just a few days following the Prime Minister’s lockdown instruction.
UK ATM network Link has supplied the figures.
They reflect a ‘dramatic’ decline in cash use.
People are turning to contactless to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
What does this mean?
This could have been impacted by government encouragement for cashless payments – it has announced it will raise the contactless limit to £45 – but also people are simply shopping less as non-essential stores are closed. However, the figures could point to a change for the future as people become more accustomed and confident with contactless payments.