Dutch supermarkets are launching a campaign to encourage shoppers to pay with direct debit cards rather than cash, Trouw reports on Monday.
Cash is not only expensive to deal with, but is a security risk, Miranda Boer, of the retail organisation CBL, told the paper. ‘It is a risk for shops to have a lot of cash on the premises.’
Some 30% of shop purchases are made by direct debit (pin card), according to Currance, the organisation which controls electronic payments.
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