Use of cash by companies in the euro area
The ECB survey on the use of cash by euro area companies is the first of its kind and sheds light on companies’ strategic views on the current and future use and acceptance of cash.
Read the full report and learn more about companies’ payment preferences.Use of cash by companies in the euro area
About the survey
Cash is the only form of public money. Therefore, the key objective of the Eurosystem’s cash strategy is to ensure that this payment method remains widely accessible and accepted, both now and in the future.
The study on the use of cash by households (SUCH) in 2017 and the study on the payment attitudes of consumers in the euro area (SPACE) in 2020 analysed consumers’ payment behaviour and habits to assess how they use cash and other means of payment. However, this survey is the first of its kind to study the use of cash by companies in the euro area.
The survey collects data on the current and future use and acceptance of cash by euro area companies. It also investigates companies’ preferred payment methods and their criteria for deciding which payment methods to accept. The data for this survey were collected between October and December 2021 by Kantar Public.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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