A survey by Travelex reveals that 24% of consumers refuse to go cashless

January 8, 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) The study conducted by Travelex explores consumers’ attitudes towards cash and cashless technologies in the UK, Australia, Brazil and South Africa.

In Brazil and South Africa, where the majority still uses cash, there is a stronger desire for more widespread use of cashless technologies such as payment cards and digital wallets.

60% of consumers surveyed from these countries state that they have worries about cash theft, reinforcing the idea that convenience is not primarily the ulterior motive for cashless implementations.

In the UK and Australia, where cashless technologies are more commonly used, 80% of consumers say that they are comfortable using cash. However, respondents across all countries always carry cash and are unwilling to go that last extra mile and never use cash again.

“While the proliferation of cashless payment technologies has generally led to a reduction in cash usage across developed economies, banknotes have unique properties that consumers value, such as security against fraud,” said Michael Batley, Head of Strategy, Travelex.

“As long as this is the case it’s unlikely that any attempts to abandon cash completely will succeed. Even Sweden’s bid to go cashless, touted as a successful model, has seen pushback. Ultimately, only consumer demand will drive the change towards a truly cashless society and our research indicates this is further away than many realise.”

The report is available on request. Please email press@travelex.com

To view more about Travelex and their services, visit https://www.travelex.com.au/

Steamatic Inc. Announces New Franchise in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, November 3, 2018 -Steamatic, Inc., an international leader in restoration and cleaning services is excited to announce the grand opening of a franchise in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The location, Steamatic of Idaho Falls, will service the Midwest area. Steamatic is excited to introduce the new owner, Keith Miller, to the Steamatic family. Before beginning his career in the cleaning industry, he spent 10 years in corporate sales. He started a company, Idaho Carpet Care, 10 years ago while supporting his family and finishing his degree in finance at Idaho State University.

Keith had this to say about what led him to Steamatic: “I started out by going door-to-door, selling my cleaning services and, would clean for each new customer myself. After nine years of cleaning carpets and windows and starting the only rug cleaning center in Idaho Falls, my business grew to the point where I was able to get off the truck. I realized I needed something else to continue the growth and that’s when I discovered Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning.”

Keith recently attended a two-week Steamatic University training at the corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas and has now returned to the Idaho Falls location.

“Steamatic is happy to welcome Keith to the Steamatic family. The conversion is a sign of continued growth for the Steamatic network. Keith and his team have hit the ground running and I know that his customers will be completely satisfied with his work,” said Stefan Figley, President of Steamatic, Inc.

About Steamatic

Steamatic offers restoration and cleaning services in franchise territories throughout the United States and worldwide. There highly trained and certified technicians work with insurance agents and adjusters as well as residential and commercial clients to offer restoration services, including fire and smoke restoration, water mitigation, mold remediation, and contents recovery.

Commercial and residential cleaning services include carpet and area rug cleaning, hard surface cleaning, air duct cleaning, and furniture and drapery cleaning. They are celebrating 50 years of franchising and is recognized as a top franchise network. For more information on Steamatic, including franchise opportunities, please contact Kimmie Hack at 817-332-1575 or khack@steamatic.com

Company website: https://www.steamatic.com