Payments Report 2024

The Riksbank’s work and policy

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The Riksbank’s work and policy

More measures needed to protect cash

People must be able to pay with cash, both in normal circumstances and in crisis and war situations. To avoid a situation where cash is no longer usable, the Riksdag needs to urgently regulate where and how it can be used. The Riksdag and the Government also need to consider how the basic infrastructure for cash can be maintained. If these decisions are delayed, there is a risk that cash will become almost unusable as a means of payment in the near future.

Book with the text Riksbankslagen and piles of cash with dotted lines towards a map of Sweden.

Published: 14 March 2024