Trends and innovations
In shops, on the road or at home: wherever you are, you want to be able to make payments securely and efficiently. DNB actively promotes a secure and reliable payment system, now and in the future. That's why we keep a close eye on trends and innovations.
The new way of paying: PSD2
The introduction of PSD2 offers you two new payment services:
- payment initiation service. An example: when you are shopping online, you order a company to make a payment on your behalf.
- account information service. An example: a company keeps a housekeeping book for you, an overview of all your bank accounts.
You decide yourself whether or not you wish to use either of these services. There is no obligation. If you want to use the new service from a particular company, you must give permission to access your bank account. PSD2 ensures that this access to your account is safe and secure. For instance, a company needs to have a licence from DNB (hyperlink). There are strict rules and regulations for the protection of data, transaction security and customers' privacy.
You can now also make payments using your smartphone at any point of sale that offers contactless payments – even abroad. To use your smartphone for making payments, you need a mobile wallet. Most banks have a special app for mobile payments. Take a look at our vlog for useful tips about making mobile payments.
We offer guidance for SMEs in their fight against cybercriminals. Examples of useful tips include using two-factor authentication and a password vault. The fight against cybercrime is also high on the agenda of the National Forum on the Payment System (NFPS). Read more about payment systems and cybersecurity for SMEs.
ECB unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes
On Monday, 17 September 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled the new €100 and €200 banknotes. The new banknotes are a different size to the old €100 and €200 notes. They now have the same height as the €50 banknote but their length remains unchanged. These new notes of the Europa series will enter into circulation on 28 May 2019. Just like the new €5, €10, €20 and €50, the banknotes incorporate new and innovative security features. Watch the banknote video.