Laurie's Loose Change

Forty years after the introduction of the hole-in-the-wall cash machine, Laurie Taylor wonders whether his loose change is safe.

Some people see plastic as the future and cash as dirty and old-fashioned.

Oyster cards have virtually removed cash from London's trains and buses, and contactless payment cards are hitting the streets and shops.

Laurie meets those on both sides of the cash divide.

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20071222

Forty years after the introduction of the hole-in-the-wall cash machine, Laurie Taylor wonders whether his loose change is safe.

Some people see plastic as the future and cash as dirty and old-fashioned.

Oyster cards have virtually removed cash from London's trains and buses, and contactless payment cards are hitting the streets and shops.

Laurie meets those on both sides of the cash divide.

20071222

Forty years after the introduction of the hole-in-the-wall cash machine, Laurie Taylor wonders whether his loose change is safe. Some people see plastic as the future and cash as dirty and old-fashioned. Oyster cards have virtually removed cash from London's trains and buses, and contactless payment cards are hitting the streets and shops. Laurie meets those on both sides of the cash divide.

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Forty years after the introduction of the hole-in-the-wall cash machine, Laurie Taylor wonders whether his loose change is safe.

Some people see plastic as the future and cash as dirty and old-fashioned.

Oyster cards have virtually removed cash from London's trains and buses, and contactless payment cards are hitting the streets and shops.

Laurie meets those on both sides of the cash divide.