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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sweden close to being cashless society: report

Prophecy Sign:  The coming cashless society


It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV

Sweden close to being cashless society: report
Four out of five purchases in Sweden are made electronically or by debit card. With the development of cheaper technology, the country is moving towards a cash free society, according to a new report.  "Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia leads the world in terms of cashless trading," said Bengt Nilervall at the Swedish Federation of Trade (Svensk Handel).  Swedes use their debit and credit cards almost every day - an average of 260 transactions per person per year. The picture is very different in southern Europe. In Italy, for example, three-quarters of all consumer purchases are still paid for in cash. "That is due to the low confidence in the authorities and the banking system," said Niklas Arvidsson, an associate professor of industrial dynamics. Arvidsson argued that Sweden could become completely cash free but predicts that this development is unlikely until at least 2030.

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