People are using cash less and less. There’s more and more ways to pay – whether its shopping online or using contactless, but we know these options don’t work for everybody. It’s also becoming harder to get hold of cash with thousands of bank branches and cash machines closing in recent years. Find out how Age UK is campaigning to improve access to cash in communities across the UK.
Cash is still really important for millions of older people and partners across the network have said how accessing it has been a big issue over the pandemic. Accessing cash shouldn’t be hard and people shouldn’t be forced to pay to do so.
Age UK is campaigning to improve access to cash in communities across the UK. We’re working with other consumer groups, banks, the Post Office, and others to ensure older people can make payments and manage their money in the way that best suits their wishes and circumstances.
Local access to cash
The customers of most banks can withdraw cash over the Post Office counter. If your local ATM or bank branch has closed, then the Post Office may be a convenient option.
There may also be another cash machine nearby and all of them are on LINK’s ATM Locator, available online or to download as an app.
Link who run the UK’s network of ATMs, also have a scheme which helps improve local access to cash. Get in touch with them via their website, and they may be able to help install a new cash machine in your community.
If you’d like to hear more about our work in this area, please get in touch with Joel Lewis email@example.com.