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Cash is still king in low-value transactions: Bank of Canada paper

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Cash continues to dominate low-value transactions due to the limited acceptance of alternatives and ease of use and speed, according to a Bank of Canada paper published on Thursday.

Carlos Arango, Kim Huynh and Leonard Sabetti, the paper's authors, use discrete-choice models to quantify the role of consumer socio-economic characteristics, payment instrument attributes and transaction features on the probability of using cash, debit card or credit card at the point-of-sale. The authors use the

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