To be honest cash like everything you touch will have bugs on them you can’t get away from 100% of them you can’t simply say cash should be scrapped due to a virus there’s people in society that are blocked from banking system and really need cash to live like old folk and those who banks refuse to give accounts to
I always try to use card always but there’s always a point when I have to get cash to pay something and it want change
I didn’t say that cash should be scrapped; you’re putting words into my mouth. I said that I don’t expect retailers, particularly hairdressers and barbers, to continue to refuse cards and to insist on cash payments.
Not all will be eligible for card payment machines due to strong credit checks performed to get them and I’ve went through them in the past due to what I did back then and a lot of companies refused you I didn’t say you said you wanted cash scrapped I might have said wrong way
If it’s a genuine business, which does not insist on cash to facilitate tax evasion, then they should have no problem passing the background checks. Why is it that almost every retail business in places like London and Sweden accept cards, yet in other places they refuse to accept cards? It’s nothing to do with passing credit checks, but down to the business’s reluctance to give up the advantages of cash such as tax evasion.
Maestro is particularly attractive for businesses because of its low cost. This is because the fees for processing cashless payment transactions are usually noticeably lower for businesses whose customers pay with Maestro than when paying with debit / credit cards.
But that would mean that you would not be able to pay with your Curve card in certain countries (e.g. the USA), so it would be better if it is a MasterCard and a Maestro card ‘at the same time’.
Or if Curve next to the physical MasterCard would offer a virtual Maestro card, for you to add to Apple pay or Google pay.
Not sure which country you are talking about, but in the Netherlands foreign (non-Dutch) Maestro cards are accepted. I have one with a German bin and one with a Spanish bin and both are accepted here in the Netherlands.
Yes. Though I never tried the machine, the shop owner wouldn’t even try. You get that a lot in Germany as a foreigner. They claim that “the credit card machine doesn’t accept foreign cards” when they mean “we don’t trust foreigners with credit cards”
Very surprised by the behaviour of this shop owner in the Netherlands. You can’t see on the outside if a Maestro card is foreign. And the fact you didn’t speak Dutch, does not have to mean that your Maestro card isn’t Dutch.
Besides that I am pretty sure that if you would have tried to pay with your UK Maestro card it would have been accepted by any POS machine in the Netherlands.