Me personally, I never use cash, simply because its more convenient to use card. The hassle of going to an ATM when a merchant doesn’t accept card payments is totally frustrating, and of course, I cannot help myself by offering the merchant with some useful facts about card payments and the benefits to retail businesses and most B2C businesses.
With more than half of all purchases made within the UK made by card payment, it’s clear that increasing numbers of consumers and merchants are getting on board the trend. And with the rise of mobile and contactless payments improving the speed and convenience of the purchasing process considerably, we can assume the popularity of card payments will only continue to grow.
However, something we don’t often think about is how it all works. Lets have a look behind the scenes as to how it all works: