YourCash Blog

The YourCash Blog is written by YourCash individuals; be that a board member, a customer service agent or one of our Regional Sales Managers. They will share thoughts, experiences and knowledge about the ATM market and the business.

 

Getting ready for Summer…

17th July 2014
We’re only days away now from the UK schools breaking up for the summer.  With the daunting task of keeping children entertained, fed and safe we thought we’d find some great money saving sites to help keep the costs for your summer activities down. The Money Saving Expert website has a number of special offers currently available from 2for1 offers at theme parks, getting the most out of your Tesco and Nectar points...to things to do at home, making sure the kids stay... CONTINUE READING

Cash…the consumers’ choice

08th July 2014
The inventor of the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) is much contested, with the likes of Luther George Simjian, John Shepherd-Barron, James Goodfellow, Don Wetzel, John D. White and Jairus Larson all being quoted as the forefathers of the machine that last year, in the UK, dispensed over £122 billion in cash. 2013 saw 97% of all cash withdrawals in the UK made at a Free to Use ATM and current trends indicate consumers are using ATMs more and more to withdraw... CONTINUE READING

Ewan talks about the perception of Pay-to-Use ATMs

17th June 2014
I went to a dinner last week, which was attended by a number of senior people from a variety of different businesses. As I introduced myself, and said that I worked for YourCash, an Independent ATM Deployer (IAD), the standard response was 'Oh, one of those machines that charge you £1.75' I proudly puffed out my chest and said that over 80% of all YourCash withdrawals are now Free-to-Use and only 1 in 10 of our new... CONTINUE READING

Protect your PIN…The 4 IT’s of PIN security

23rd May 2014
The Personal Identification Number or PIN was originally created by the ATM inventor John Shepard-Barron, who wanted a 6 digit numeric code to allow secure cash withdrawals when using a cash machine. His wife suggested a 4 digit code, which the UK is used to, however as bank card security is increasing, the digit requirement is changing and we understand that some card schemes require a 12 digit PIN…ouch!! All debit and credit cards... CONTINUE READING

University – the extra expenses

07th May 2014
Course expenses Depending on your specific course, you may well encounter significant additional expenses on top of your tuition fees. It’s a good idea to talk to your course leader before starting university to see if they can provide a list of extra expenses and necessities you’re likely to come across. The most common course expenses include: Books – academic textbooks are expensive, and can easily cost £30 or more. We recommend waiting until your course starts to see which books you’ll actually need, and which are simply recommended reading. It’s worth checking if the university library keeps the books in stock, you may not... CONTINUE READING

Getting ready for University: Phase 4 – Making the most of what’s available

14th April 2014
Make sure you get the most that’s available as a student.  There are a number of organisations that offer discounts and money off, when showing your NUS extra card.  For more information on the NUS extra card and the offers, please visit: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/.  Don’t forget to click on the all discounts tab…!! There are also a number of other sites,... CONTINUE READING

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