Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg
Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Why use digital payments in Hong Kong when cash is quick and easy

Hong Kong is not just any city. Its unique urban environment encourages the use of cash where residents of other cities may find themselves ordering and paying over their smartphones

Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg
Hongkongers retain a fondness for cash payments, even as cash lessens its grip globally. Photo: Bloomberg
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.