The Daily Telegraph

Cash crusader


sir – I bet the independen­t bookies at Doncaster Racecourse are happy to take cash (Letters, September 18), unlike those running the racecourse.

Any retail outlets that refuse to take cash lose my custom, and I inform the business owner or manager of this fact and the reason why.

Robert Taylor

Ruddington, Nottingham­shire

sir – Four years ago, my family met Swedish friends in Lubeck, northern Germany, for a holiday. For spending money we took euros, as well as our usual payment cards. Sweden had effectivel­y become cashless a few months previously, and the Swedes had only cards with them.

Over the four days we spent together, our euros paid for the group several times in cafes and restaurant­s, most of which seemed not to trust card payments. Cash was in use everywhere we went, which was very irritating for the progressiv­e Swedes.

Chris Andrews

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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