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Are you ready for a cashless society?


New technology means we can expect to use plastic cards or mobile phones to pay for things around the globe more often than bank-notes and coins. But will you trust the new ways of paying?

February marks the 350th anniversary of the first known cheque, but fewer and fewer shops are now accepting cheques from customers.

Instead chips embedded in mobile phones could be used to pay for things and wave-and-go machines to make small transactions could become more common in shops.

Do you understand how the new technology works? Do you have concerns about security? Will it change the way you spend?