How online paying can save lives and your money in the long run

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Coronavirus is affecting the economy pretty severely, but it’s one of the good things that make people use e-banking more, thus lowering the risks of spreading the disease.

This also resulted in a surge in online shopping (take, for example, how much profit Amazon has made during the pandemic and keeps making). The role of e-banking has become crucial in lowering the number of COVID cases.

Lowering paper currencies equals reducing the chance of spreading the virus:

As a part of the World Health Organization’s precautionary measures to limit the transmission of the virus through paper currencies, for example, China began disinfecting, even destroying banknotes to lessen the coronavirus spread.

It was reported that a local branch of the People’s Bank of China in the Guangdong province has been destroying banknotes that may have circulated through settings such as hospitals and food markets that are considered high-risk.

The global spread of COVID-19 might be stirring the world toward a turning point in handling payments and supporting payment gateways such as Ali pay, Paypal, Apple Pay, and others as a must to the cash market.

2. Online transactions and payments

With the quarantine restriction all around the world during the pandemic, merchants do not have access to the bank branches to deposit and manage cash as before. Changing their business practices can be from accepting online payment through having an online store, working with third parties such as food delivery and grocery apps, or innovative pay. These services make them less vulnerable to cash shortages, and money is directly transferred to their account at every payment.

3. Cash customers becoming online payers

There is not an inch of a doubt that the future of payment and money transfer is cashless. Many countries in the world are still behind this way of paying due to misinformation which leads to being scared of new things, or a large number of populations without banks (yes, many parts of this world don’t have access to water, so how could they go to banks even?). The transformation of an entire economy into a cashless one will take years and require both customers and merchants. This is the ideal time for business owners to help their customers, educate them, and push them to pay online to be on their way to transforming their business to an online first. Combined with banks’ efforts, this would accelerate the achievement of a less cash-based society. Also, during coronavirus, it would physically protect both customers and merchants from getting or spreading the disease.

4. Safety and passive income

If businesses were doubtful of moving online are becoming more inclined to discover their options, now is the right time to reconsider it for the economy’s sake. This, however, shouldn’t be the case. We are in the modern era, and it is only reasonable to use e-banking more and more and consider it fair.

Older people can learn it quickly, they just need a little push from their younger members of the family. If they are not in a position where they can go out every day, the easiest way to buy something, from food to some things for their home, would be correctly using e-banking. Think about how many older people wouldn’t starve at home (those who have money), and they would be taken care of, in a way.

Whether you are younger or older, passive income has become something that many people talk about. Investing in stocks and having cryptocurrencies, considering various ways of making money, requires you to have a credit card and use online banking. Nowadays, people think of passive income as another way of investing in their pension fund.

5. Being mindful of your expenses

This might look like a double-edged sword, but only if you don’t think about yourself first. Having a credit card can turn you into a person that sees something online, clicks “buy,” and then, after a while, you realize you don’t need that thing. BUT (and this is a very important “but”), since you can track all your expenses online, you can also have it in front of your eyes where your money goes and see where exactly it doesn’t have to.

We usually oversee the smallest things that, at the end of the month, make our bills much bigger. For example, spending money for a coffee before work instead of making one would save you enough money for at least one bill you have to pay.

By tracking these small things, you become a responsible buyer and spender, and also you are taking care of your finances more mindfully. It sounds like a pretty good thing and an opportunity to finally start using online banking and save up for the future.