An ATM in Sandviken, Sweden. Cash is disappearing in the country faster than anyone thought it would. Photograph: The New York Times

Few countries have been moving toward a cashless society as fast as Sweden. But cash is being squeezed out so quickly – with half the nation’s retaile(...)

A contactless payment by credit card on a Verifone Systems Inc payment device in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When even a church starts accepting mobile payments in lieu of its weekly collection basket, you’ve got to think that the writing must be on the wall (...)