Global Cash Index

Consumers are increasingly using digital spend management tools to meet their financial needs, but many nations continue to favor cash over digital methods when making day-to-day payments. This analysis of cash usage trends around the world contains a special focus on the Middle East and Africa.

A collaboration with Cardtronics

Inside the Study
  • 60 percent: Portion of South Africa’s GDP accounted for by cash share
  • 12 percent: Expected increase in the Middle East’s overall DFP between 2016 and 2021
  • 60 percent: Share of adults in Turkey who possess bank accounts