Danish homeless now accepting digital payments
A select group vendors of Hus Forbi, the well-known homeless support newspaper, can now accept MobilePay.
As fewer and fewer people are carrying cash, HusForbi hopes that allowing customers to use MobilePay will boost sales.
The MobilePay payments will be credited to a cash card that the seller can access at ATMs or use where MasterCard is accepted.
“Even if someone is living on the street and not able to get a debit card, they can use this card to access cash or pay in a store,” Hus Forbi executive secretary, Rasmus Kristensen, told BT.
A total of 35 vendors will test the MobilePay program for the next four months, after which Hus Forbi and Danske Bank will decide whether the system should be expanded.