Get Cash in Hay!

An Independent Access to Cash Review was established by the Government and UK Banks to consider what people’s cash needs are likely to be for the next five to fifteen years.

Its main objective is to ensure that there is a fair and inclusive system that gives all consumers access to cash, regardless of their personal circumstances, for as long as necessary.

Hay on Wye has been selected as one of just 9 pilot towns in the UK to test new initiatives designed to help people access cash. One of the initiatives allows businesses in Hay to offer cashback. Businesses are paid £50 per month to offer the service, to help cover the costs involved.

By law, consumers still have to make a purchase in order to get cashback so we have designed a collectable, Hay on Wye postcard, which can be purchased for 1p. If customers don’t make a purchase directly from the business, they can still get cashback for this nominal amount.
If you have a business and would like to join the scheme please email

If you’re in Hay and looking to get cashback, here is a list of participating businesses:

Addyman Annexe, Addyman Books, Charlotte of Hay, C J Gibbons Butcher, Drover Cycles, Eighteen Rabbit, Green Ink Booksellers, Hay Deli, Hay Tomatitos, RM Jones Pharmacy.