Hundreds of communities are struggling to access cash, according to a consumer group which is urging the next government to introduce a guarantee protecting people’s ability to continue using banknotes.
A Westminster stunt has highlighted the growing cash deserts in rural Scotland, where people cannot access their money for free.
Two career criminals who blew up cash machines in a string of raids across the north-east have launched a bid to clear their names.
Thieves are operating a sting where they "harvest" money from cash machines, leaving users unsure if they have been fleeced or not.
Bungling raiders tried to steal a cash machine from a north-east petrol station - but ended up fleeing empty handed and leaving their getaway car and the ATM behind.