CONSULTING IN A CHANGING WORLD
the blond group is an independent specialist consultancy, research and project management practice focused on shaping strategic thought and executing operational change in the cash handling and payments world.
Amid the current furore about whether cash is safe to use, it’s timely to reflect that currency not only serves as a ready means of payment, but also a store of wealth. In a rush by some to abandon cash – or see its use side-lined – it is also important to consider than for many people around the world, cash is also often their only readily available means of payment. Cash is unique as it is both a way to pay and a store of value. This explains the contradiction between continued growth in currency in circulation, yet in many countries a decline in its transactional use. [...]