Infrastructure Council for Payments and Securities

The Infrastructure Council has the task of promoting the function, efficiency, security and integration of infrastructure for payments and securities in a market characterised by competition on equal terms. The Infrastructure Council shall promote active dialogue between market participants and infrastructures (FMIs) by exchanging opinions and working together on issues of a strategic nature that are related to payments and securities.

On the Riksbank’s initiative, agents and authorities involved in the infrastructure for payments and securities have formed a Swedish Infrastructure Council for Payments and Securities. Participants in the Council discuss strategic issues, keep each other informed and pursue dialogue about ongoing and future change projects related to the financial infrastructure.

The Infrastructure Council shall act as a common resource for market stakeholders and strive for transparency in its work.  The Riksbank acts as convener and is responsible for the administrative work. Information from Infrastructure Council meetings can be found on this page.

The Infrastructure Council’s organisation

The Infrastructure Council consists of a president, secretariat and members. The President of the Infrastructure Council is one of the Deputy Governors of the Riksbank and the Riksbank is responsible for the secretariat. Persons appointed to the Council shall be senior managers representing banks, FMIs and authorities.

The Infrastructure Council can establish working groups for support its work when it is considered necessary. The Council has established a committee that is responsible for driving the work forward and that reports to the Infrastructure Council via the Council’s secretariat.


Notes from the Infrastructure Council are only available in Swedish, to read the notes please go to the Swedish version of the page.


The Infrastructure Council meets twice a year or when it is considered necessary.

  • Swedish Bankers' Association
  • Bankgirot
  • Citibank
  • Danske Bank
  • Euroclear Sweden
  • Finansinspektionen (observer)
  • Handelsbanken
  • GetSwish
  • Nasdaq Clearing
  • Nasdaq Stockholm
  • Nordea
  • The Riksbank (President)
  • Swedish National Debt Office
  • SEB
  • Swedish Securities Markets Association
  • Swedbank
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Updated 24/11/2023