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Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

Sellers of the Big Issue can join a scheme allowing them to accept contactless card payments.
The magazine, sold by people to lift themselves out of poverty, launched the initiative as consumers are moving away from using cash for small purchases.
Vendors involved in a trial scheme in five cities saw 80% of sales become cashless.
Russell Blackman from the Big Issue said sellers would "increase their ability to earn a legitimate income".
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