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Cash is king, zo zie je maar weer

Cash is king, zo zie je maar weer

Malfunction pay terminal parking garages Middelburg, ‘but nobody has cash because of corona’

Due to a malfunction of the pay terminal at the parking garages in Middelburg, payments can only be done with cash since yesterday. Many users try to pay with bills, but this also regularly causes problems because not all notes are accepted. According to the municipality, the problem will be solved tomorrow morning. 

How should I pay? “, a Dutch family asks desperately in front of the machine. Because they cannot pay at the pay terminal, they have withdrawn the minimum amount of twenty euros at the bank, but it is not accepted by the parking machine. The machine only accepts five and ten euros bills.
Users have to take care of small money themselves.

No refunds either
The visitors who do pay with cash regularly do not get a refund because the coins in the machines have run out. A couple from Twente paid with a ten euro note, but could whistle for her change. And that while they actually only have to pay 1.80 Euro.
After pressing the help button, they are told that they can collect the remaining money from an office on the Kousteensedijk. The couple declines the offer because they have no idea where to find it. “I’ll take my loss.” According to the municipality, the machines have now been refilled.

Response from the Municipality of Middelburg
The municipality of Middelburg says it is very annoying, but paying with cash remains today. However, visitors who really cannot pay are allowed to leave the parking garages for free. If the malfunction is not resolved tomorrow, the municipality will check whether everyone can park for free.

ATM’s at prime location

ATM’s at prime location

Despite the corona crisis and recently the duty of masks, yOur Services staged two ATM’s at a prime location  at the Warmoesstraat in the heart of Amsterdam. 

2 ATM’s in Duitsland

2 ATM’s in Duitsland

The last few days, operations have been really busy in Germany with the installation of two yOur ATMs.

Both the Deutsche Post Darwish Center in Lünenberg and the roadside restaurant Kavak Gastro in Bremerhaven are one yOur Services ATM richer!

In Germany the ‘new normal’ is gradually starting up, which means that cash is accepted again.  Turns out that an ATM around the corner is very important.

Debit and credit cards collect more bacteria than cash, study says

Debit and credit cards collect more bacteria than cash, study says

CALGARY  — Cash and coins are known for traveling around the world picking up germs along the way, but it might be surprising to hear it’s not the ‘dirtiest’ thing in your wallet.

A study conducted by LendEDU tested for bacteria on the surface of 41 different credit and debit cards, 27 different bills, and 12 different coins using a device that returns a germ score. The higher the number, the dirtier the surface.

The study showed that the average germ score for credit/debit cards was 285, compared with 160 for various dollar bills and 136 for different coins.

“When you think about all the places your cash has been and how many times it has changed hands, you realize that bills become germ-transporting vessels. And even as we progress towards a cashless society, those debit and credit cards are still getting swiped or inserted, changing hands, or sitting on bar tops,” Michael Brown, the study’s author, said.

“This comes as a bit of a surprise as one might expect cash to be the filthiest since cash stays in circulation a lot longer and can travel across the country by changing hands. However, debit and credit card usage numbers have quickly caught up to cash’s figures; in fact, debit cards are actually the most commonly used payment method today.”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started some businesses have eliminated cash transitions due to concerns of contracting the virus.

The President of the Canadian Association of Secured Transportation (CAST) Steven Meitin wants to end the practice of ‘cash-shaming’ saying LendEDU’s study is an example of the continued ‘misinformation’ surrounding the cleanliness of cash.

“We find it’s unnecessary to refuse cash when we accept handling other plastics that offer a far greater risk of contamination,” Meitin said.

He added refusing to allow individuals to pay with cash can result in struggles for the vulnerable population.

“Whether it’s because they don’t have the ability to use credit and debit cards or because of a personal preference to use cash due to privacy reasons.”

View original article on the 660 News website.

At the Albert Cuypmarkt

At the Albert Cuypmarkt

Since May 18, the Albert Cuypmarkt in Amsterdam has been enriched by a yOur ATM, which is placed right in front of the statue of the legendary André Hazes!

 

The market is also open, almost daily,  in this Corona period from 09:00 to 17:00 (closed on Sunday). The leading authorities are closely monitored and the organization observes the applicable rules. You can still do your shopping on the market and it is hoped that you will continue to support the small business!