New Zealanders and Australians have endorsed cash as a safe, preferred and reliable form of payment

8 July 2020

Next Payments recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 New Zealanders and Australians to understand the true sentiment on payment preferences and the results demonstrate that cash is a critical component of everyday life and commerce.  

You can view the full survey results here

Key findings from the survey on payment preference are:

  • More than 95% want freedom of choice to pay for goods and services with cash, and 82% consider it unfair that some businesses do not accept cash.
  • 74% are concerned at hidden feesassociated with card payments.
  • 63% of New Zealanders and Australians consider cash payments surcharge freeat point of purchase.
  • 40% avoid businesses that do not accept cash.
  • Nearly half consider paying with cash to be safer and cleaner than paying with cards.
  • 77% consider cash to be the most reliable form of payment.
  • More than half of respondents consider it easier to budget with cash.

Next Payments CEO Tim Wildash said that while COVID-19 is disrupting businesses and lifestyles, cash is safe, secure, private and remains key to economic stability.

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