Payments in Sweden 2020

Are payments in Sweden secure?

Increased vulnerability when many are using the same network

Published: 29 October 2020

When many people abandon cash for cards and mobile payments, vulnerability to interruptions in the systems may increase, particularly if these use the same underlying networks. For example, if there is an interruption in one of the major card networks, many people in Sweden may be unable to make payments. This would be even more serious if people do not have cash in their wallets.