Definition of cashless in English:



  • Characterized by the exchange of funds by cheque, debit or credit card, or electronic methods rather than the use of cash.

    ‘the age of the cashless society’
    • ‘Until now, all the exchanges operated on a cashless basis.’
    • ‘As we become a cashless society, electronic banking will no doubt make our financial lives simpler, but it will also make it easier for criminals to access our bank accounts.’
    • ‘Most people accept the move is on towards a cashless society, but small business will have to be presented with a better proposition and they will have to be assured the benefits will not be confined to the banks.’
    • ‘With the so-called cashless society still some way off, ATMs, in my view, will remain a vital part of our everyday lives for many years to come.’
    • ‘Outside the big cities, much of the countryside is now reduced to operating a barter system, coining bitter jokes about Russia beating Germany, Japan and the United States to become the world's first cashless society.’
    • ‘His vision attracted adventurers, idealists, freeloaders and a few people of practical skills who quickly grew disillusioned with the attempt to create a cashless society.’
    • ‘New Zealand is well on the way to becoming a cashless society, according to a survey.’
    • ‘The next step will be forcing the move to a cashless society, controlled by a central authority.’
    • ‘We are often told that we are living in an increasingly cashless society, with internet shopping, telephone banking and chip and pin debit cards.’
    • ‘The Executive, which has been funding cashless canteen schemes, said that it had intended the cards to be used primarily for dinner halls and it was individual councils that had decided to use them for registration.’
    • ‘But Ireland is still some distance from being a cashless society, the organisation added.’
    • ‘People are increasingly looking for cashless purchasing so it is no surprise that it is growing.’
    • ‘The new cards will also be used as ‘electronic purses’, meaning that money may be loaded and stored on the card and used in school canteens and cashless tuck shops.’
    • ‘Financial service providers could dictate some of the technology used for tollways as we move to a cashless society.’
    • ‘There are 9.6 million bank accounts, a disproportionate amount for the country, but these are accounted for by recent growth in debit cards and cashless salary payments.’
    • ‘In the USA itself, consumerism is moving headlong into its latest dash for efficiency through not only cashless, but cardless social trend-setting.’
    • ‘Cheque payments in Ireland represent 56% of total cashless transactions by value, or 33% by volume.’
    • ‘But alas, in today's cashless society, we had a mere 45 cents between us, 10 of which I'd found in Harry's kennel, of all places.’
    • ‘When asked about the future Wait said that we are all moving towards a cashless society.’
    • ‘It is hoped that the cashless system will save less well-off students from embarrassment and lead to greater equality among classmates.’