Visa awarding businesses that commit to going cashless

FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, a sign for Visa is shown in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (WIVB) — Visa is declaring a war on cash. It’s awarding 50 small U.S. businesses $10,000 each to commit to going cashless.

The program will first focus on fast food establishments and restaurants before likely expanding into other industries.

The number of non-cash payments increased at an annual rate of 5.3 percent from 2012 to 2015. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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