Payments Report 2024

Work on the e-krona continues

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The Payments Inquiry examined the need for an e-krona

Published: 14 March 2024

The Payments Inquiry was tasked with considering whether an e-krona is needed in Sweden. The inquiry’s assessment was that there is currently insufficient social need for the Riksbank to issue an e-krona. At the same time, the inquiry considered that the Riksbank should continue to evaluate the conditions for issuing an e-krona so that it is possible to introduce an e-krona within a reasonable time if the Riksdag takes such a decision. The inquiry also assessed that the need to introduce an e-krona may increase if the ECB issues a digital euro. You can read more about the work on a digital euro in Section The digitalisation of payments is a global trend.