It’s time to ditch the card and dig out the small change, as Manchester is set to be the first city in Europe to accept cash payment for Uber journeys.
The global firm currently only allows users to register a card for rides through its smartphone app. This is then automatically charged at the end of the journey, meaning travellers who prefer to pay with money often end up taking a classic black cab instead.
The Manchester Evening News reports that now it looks like Uber is aiming to expand its customer base by going retro, and offering cash payments as well.
The cash option has already been trialled in Singapore in a bid to attract more users, and now Manchester is set to be the first city in Europe to undergo the experiment.
In a statement, the technology company said: “We’re excited to announce that Manchester is one of the first cities - and the first one in Europe - to offer cash as a payment option for all riders in Manchester.
“No need to do anything different than you are used to, just open the Uber app and select cash as a payment option. When you arrive at your destination your driver will collect the fare and return any change.”