As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does the Backlash

Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among some activists and liberal-leaning policymakers who say the practice discriminates against people who either lack bank accounts or rely on cash for many transactions.

  • Published 12 April 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among some activists and liberal-leaning policymakers who say the practice discriminates against people like Figueroa, who either… Read at AP News