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Homeless vendors to do eight-week trial of card readers that could be rolled out nationally

With cash no longer king, and electronic payments on the rise, there is less and less of the spare change that homeless people and many charities rely on around.

But the Big Issue has announced plans to embrace the technological change, and hopefully boost its homeless vendors’ income, by issuing them with card readers.

Instead of digging at the bottom of their pockets for notes and coins, potential purchasers will be able to just tap to pay for their magazine.

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The Guardian

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