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The 'no card, no checkout' cashless culture is going to hurt the homeless and elderly

The 'no card, no checkout' cashless culture is going to hurt the homeless and elderly

In 2018, online retail conglomerate Amazon opened its first GO store to the public โ€” the first real example of a cashless store in action, sparking off a wave of inspiration for the likes of Everlane at their NYC location, the Samโ€™s Club Now store in Dallas and even United and Delta ticket counters at airports. But โ€˜cashless cultureโ€™ will have repercussions for the homeless and elderly โ€” two groups of people who are more likely to be without a bank account and therefore, less likely to have access to a credit or debit card to pay.

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