The Big Issue goes cashless with the help of iZettle.
Big Issue vendors across the UK will now have access to cashless technology, thanks to our partnership with tech innovators iZettle.
Cashless payments now far outweigh cash transactions, with one in five Brits ditching notes and coins entirely, while tapping a card against a reader accounted for 5.6 billion payments last year.
That means Big Issue vendors, working hard for a living across the country, were financially excluded by only accepting cash. We have seen that reality take hold in recent times so that’s why we decided to do something about it.