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We got a real problem here. Mr Flowers, my people tell me you are the man to talk to. We’ve got a real problem here. It looks very much like we are about to run out of cash. Too Big to Fail 2011 starring William Hurt & James Woods & Cynthia Nixon & Paul Giamatti & Edward Asner & Bill Crudup & Matthew Madine & Michael O'Keefe et al, director Curtis Hanson, Robert Willumstad, CEO AIG
Cheques are no good; we need cash. The Belles of St Trinian’s 1954 starring Alastair Sim & Joyce Grenfell & George Cole & Hermione Baddeley & Betty Ann Davis & Sid James et al, director Frank Launder, Miss Holland
Not even criminals want cash nowadays – online that’s where it’s at. Inside Men, BBC 2012, starring Steven MacIntosh (as John) & Ashley Walters (as Chris) & Warren Brown (as Marcus) & Kierston Wareing (as Gina) & Paul Popplewell (as Tom) & Nicola Walker (as Kirsty) et al, director James Kent, John
No-one nicks that much cash any more. ibid. Marcus
What we want to do is make small regular withdrawals. ibid. Marcus
Everybody went in there to see what a million pounds look like. And it got bigger and bigger and one guy said, ‘There’s more than two million here.’ Ronnie Biggs
But I do not believe that the money brought us any happiness at all. It has destroyed our lives. Ronnie Biggs
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit. Anatole France
Get yourself out of debt. Do whatever it takes. Get yourself out of debt ... If like most people you feel the pressure of being in debt, get out of it ... If you’ve got credit cards, cut ’em up! ... Cut ’em up! Get rid of ’em. Don’t feed the system. Don’t feed the system. Work in cash as much as possible, and don’t use these loyalty cards – it’s all geared towards trying to create the social conditioning where they monitor behaviour; they’ve got the information going into the database – just think about what’s occurring. Ian R Crane, lecture Liverpool 2008, ‘New World Order’
For those families struggling with the recession the end of cash actually spells disaster. Research shows that by sticking to cash you might save thousands of pounds each year. Dispatches: Beating the Recession – Cash vs Cards, Channel 4 2012
Big banks and the credit card firms are making big profits from this change. ibid.
It all started in the 1960s. A small rectangle of plastic sold to us as a status symbol. ibid.
The UK’s total credit card debt now stands at £57 billion. ibid.
The shift back to cash is not what the banks and the credit card companies want. Nor were they expecting it. ibid.
If you took ten notes off the street, the likeliness is you’d come back with cocaine on nine of them. PC Adrian Parsons, Kent police
Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves. William Lownders, 1652-1724
It’s amazing. The moment you show cash, everyone knows your language. Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
Consumerism is so weird. It’s a sort of conspiracy we collude in. You’d think shoppers spending their hard-earned cash would be highly critical. You know that the manufacturers are trying to have you on. J G Ballard
There is nothing wrong with a woman welcoming all men’s advances as long as they are in cash. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe. Claud Cockburn
What if the way we understand the world is wrong? What if it’s not politicians and world events that shape our lives but business deals? Deals made in secret high up in the boardroom or over a drink in a car in the dead of night. Our every waking hour has been transformed by these deals, re-programming us to think and behave in a different way. This is the story of these deals. Who made them, why, and what do they mean for our future. What if the way we understand the world is wrong? Jacques Peretti, Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World II: Money, BBC 2017
Is it to make us spend more? Who will ultimately control money in the future? … There’s a huge industry emerging that wants you to stop spending cash. ibid.
Punching in our PIN numbers was to be the single biggest change in the way we pay in the UK since decimalisation in the 70s. ibid.
People spent more using contactless cards. ibid.
She also wants to be paid in the only currency that can’t be hacked – cash. Anon 2018 starring Clive Owen & Amanda Seyfried & Colm Feore & Sonya Walger & Mark O’Brien & Joe Pingue & Iddo Goldberg & Sebastian Pigott & Rachel Roberts & Toyin Ishola et al, director Andrew Niccol
We’re on the trail of an organised crime gang that laundered British drugs cash around the world. We reveal how the financial system failed to stop the dirty money. We expose the big city firm that covered up evidence of crime. And we meet the whistleblowers whose lives were destroyed after speaking out. Panorama: Following the Drug Money, BBC 2019
Another national lockdown: millions of us are relying on a life online. But what will it mean in a world where cash is cancelled? The impact of cash machine charges. And when it comes to contactless payments, how much attention do we pay to the amount … Experts are now warning that our entire cash system, costing £5 billion a year to run, may be under threat. Tonight: Has Cash Been Cancelled? ITV 2021
Cash withdrawals from Britain’s cashpoints have dropped about a third since February. ibid.