E-krona in focus when Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor the Riksbank, visited Bankgirot

9/25/2017 Bankgirot’s management and employees are proud to, as Sweden's most experienced fintech company, be first in a dialogue with the Riksbank on the future payment market and the e-krona report.


The Riksbank's visionary project to investigate a digital central bank currency, e-krona, is the first of it’s kind in the world. Last week, the first interim report of the project and Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley hosted Bankgirot in a breakfast seminar on the theme. 

We in Sweden like new technology, have high faith in society and have done such a great job with real-time payments that we are almost world-leading in the development of a cashless society.  

The seminar offered an opportunity for reflection and dialogue on both macro and microeconomic conditions, financial stability and consequences in the payment market, with the possible establishment of e-krona. 

The dialogue on the e-crown infrastructure and services is at the heart of Bankgirot's business. We are looking forward to the continued dialogue that the Riksbank is starting now, says Jeanette Jäger, CEO, Bankgirot.  

The Riksbank interim report on e-krona

About Bankgirot

Bankgirot is Sweden's most experienced fintech company and a European clearing house that has delivered market-leading financial infrastructure to banks, payment institutions and companies since 1959. Through innovative solutions in the payment area, Bankgirot today handles 5 million transactions of nearly SEK 60 billion daily. The company employs about 260 employees and includes the financial infrastructures Bankgirot and Real-Time Payments. The company develops and manages services such as Swish, Autogiro and electronic identification and signing.

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