Payments Report 2024

The Riksbank’s work and policy

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The Riksbank’s work and policy

Payments should work even in crisis and war

Since the beginning of 2023, the Riksbank has been responsible for ensuring that the public can continue to make payments in peacetime crisis situations and states of heightened alert. The Riksbank now requires companies to be able to maintain their payment operations. The next step is to work together with companies to strengthen the joint capability. To make the payment system even more resilient, the Riksbank also considers that people need to be able to make card payments and withdraw cash even when data communication is not working to a greater extent than is currently possible.

Illustration of a community with buildings, two of which are banks. Next to the community stands a high wall that protects the community against a large wave.

Published: 14 March 2024