A Look at The Rising Popularity of Cashless Economies Around the World


  • Zhang Rui Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia
  • Chen Yang Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia
  • Guo Zhenying Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia
  • Amiya Bhaumik Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia




In recent years, there has been a notable acceleration in the global trend towards cashless economies. This phenomenon can be attributed to the progress made in technology and the evolving preferences of consumers. This study investigates the increasing prevalence of cashless economies globally and its ramifications for diverse stakeholders. The paper commences by elucidating the primary factors that contribute to the expansion of cashless transactions. The article examines the impact of digital payment technologies, including mobile wallets, contactless cards, and online payment platforms, on the convenience, security, and efficiency of financial transactions. Moreover, this study examines the advantages and obstacles linked to cashless economies. The text examines the benefits that consumers can derive from a particular subject, encompassing factors such as convenience, improved access to financial services, and decreased expenses associated with transactions. Additionally, this study investigates the potential advantages that businesses may experience, including enhanced operational efficiency and heightened customer engagement. Nevertheless, the present study also acknowledges various obstacles that need to be considered. These challenges encompass concerns related to privacy, disparities in digital infrastructure, and the potential exclusion of specific demographic groups. Finally, this paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence of cashless economies on a global scale, focusing on exemplary instances from nations including Sweden, China, and India. The passage concludes by highlighting the importance of implementing comprehensive strategies that effectively tackle the obstacles and optimize the advantages associated with the shift towards cashless economies. These strategies aim to promote inclusive and sustainable financial ecosystems on a global scale.


Cashless Economies, Cashless Transactions, Customer Engagement, Financial Ecosystems, Mobile Wallets, Stakeholders


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How to Cite

Rui, Z. ., Yang, C. ., Zhenying, G. ., & Bhaumik, A. . (2023). A Look at The Rising Popularity of Cashless Economies Around the World. International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT), 7(3), 16-32. https://doi.org/10.31674/ijrtbt.2021.v07i03.002