A pocket full of change is slowly becoming a thing of the past, because of this the charity Big Issue is trailing contact less card machines on their Nottingham street vendors.

Have change for a ‘tenner’? Didn’t think so.

According to Princeton Survey Research Associates International One in 10 people don’t carry paper money. This is affecting smaller businesses as most don’t take cards including street vendors.

“less people carry more money on them”
Stephen Southall, regional team leader at Big Issue

The charity Big Issue works with rough sleepers and people with money issues by providing the opportunity to earn a legitimate income through selling a magazine to the public.

Up until three days ago the magazine could only be bought with cash, today you have the option to tap your card on a contact less card reader.

When talking about the new contact less card readers Stephen Southall, the regional team leader at Big Issue said “Times have changed now, less people carry more money on them and its a way of getting street vendors the money they deserve”