Newsletter Payments May 2020

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Date 7 May 2020

In this issue: Cash under pressure from corona – Good or bad?; Measures at DNB; Impact of COVID-19 on operational crisis management at a sectoral level; Less than one in three POS payments were in cash in 2019; Alias use in payment transactions; Digital central bank currency could protect public interests in payment systems; Old coins: Roman money from the oldest swimming baths in the Netherlands

Cash under pressure from corona – Good or bad?

The corona crisis has further reduced acceptance and use of cash. What exactly is happening? Read more

Groep mensen

Measures at DNB

How do we ensure that our systems and facilities for non-cash payments and related lending to banks remain available during this crisis? Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on operational crisis management at a sectoral level

Together with the Ministry of Finance, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the relevant market players in the sector, we are part of the Tripartite Operational Crisis Management (TCO) structure. The TCO keeps a close eye on any operational disruptions in payment and securities transactions and takes action in the event of serious disruptions. Read more

Cijfers

Less than one in three POS payments were in cash in 2019

In 2019, Dutch consumers in the Netherlands again made fewer cash payments and more electronic payments. Read more

Alias use in payment transactions

If we link each payment account number to a phone number or other unique alias, it will be easier to switch to another bank. But do the benefits actually outweigh the costs? We sought to answer this question. Read more

Anoniem betalen

Digital central bank currency could protect public interests in payment systems

This is the conclusion of the Occasional Study on central bank digital currency (CBDC) that DNB published in April. If the Eurosystem should decide to launch an experiment involving CBDC, DNB is ready to take a leading role. Read more

Old coins: Roman money from the oldest swimming baths in the Netherlands

DNB manages the National Numismatic Collection. This is the largest collection in the Netherlands of coins, medals, paper money and related objects. This time: Roman coins from Heerlen. Read more

Romeinse munten