The rise and fall of cash machines

Back in 1997, my husband and I missed a flight from Barcelona to Paris because we did not have enough Spanish pesetas* to pay for the taxi from the hotel to the airport. You see, in those days you needed to pay for taxis (and many other things) with actual notes or coins. And to … Continue reading The rise and fall of cash machines

A marketing take on payment technologies

Last month, the Bank of England published a very interesting article about payment technologies and, in particular, the evolution of digital currencies like Bitcoin. You can access it here, and I warmly recommend that you read it: it’s an easy read, it provides a useful overview of the evolution of payment systems, and is a … Continue reading A marketing take on payment technologies