After half a century since the first hole in the wall here's 50 facts you never knew about cash

1. Barclays chose its branch in Enfield, North London, for the world's first cash machine in 1967 because its high windows provided enough space underneath for the safe and equipment. 2. With the first cash machines you had to buy a paper voucher from a bank teller in advance, and you could only get out £10 at a time. The voucher was covered with a radioactive substance called carbon-14 that the machine could detect and match against a PIN. 3. On The Buses sitcom star (and Barclays customer) Reg Varney was the first person to use an ATM. 4. There is controversy over who designed the cash machine. Scottish inventor John Shepherd-Barron was inspired by chocolate bar vending machines and create

Election 2017: What now for your finances?

Now the voting is over, it is time for a new kind of count - a calculation of what a hung Parliament means for your finances. Uncertainty abounds yet, even in its infancy, we know that the government - whomever forms it and however it operates - will make changes that will have a significant impact on your finances. This will have permutations for pay, decisions determining the length of our working lives and, of course, a new relationship with the European Un ion that will affect our financial outlook as a nation and individually. There is some consensus on matters of finances between the parties, for example on help for those in serious debt, but there are questions over whether these will

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