Wanstead’s Big Issue vendor, Monica, who recently received indefinite leave to remain in the UK, can now accept contactless card payments.
“This is great news. Monica is so kind, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is often prevented from buying from her due to a perpetual lack of cash! There’s also a facility to add a tip,” said local resident Amy Schwarz.
More than a third of all the magazine’s vendors now accept card payments, and statistics show those who do so earn an average of 30% more.