Merlyn Holkar, Research Officer, Money and Mental Health
Cashed out: Attitudes among people with mental health problems to cash and digital payments
19 December 2018
The way that we pay for things is rapidly changing in the UK. Use of cash has steadily declined over the last decade, while card usage has grown, with contactless payments taking up an ever increasing share of these transactions.
This paper explores people with mental health problems’ usage of and attitudes towards cash and digital payment methods, and considers how to ensure that people with mental health problems aren’t disadvantaged as we move towards a low-cash or cashless society.