How COVID-19 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society
Tom Ivory, the founder of the Baker Street Bread Co. in Chestnut Hill, fought a valiant effort for years to rein in bank fees by imposing a minimum credit card purchase of $10. But more customers wanted to go cashless, and Ivory eventually relented and accepted plastic for any transaction, no matter how small.
Beyond the big changes, COVID worries are switching up things on the small scale, like how you pay at a shop. This piece out of Philadelphia looks at all the ways things are going contactless, including with facial recognition.