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More control to the bank?

The cash will be replaced, says Executive Vice President of DNB Trond Bentestuen.

Executive Vice President Bentestuen's argument against cash is that it entails large costs: “Security related to cash and distribution is both cumbersome and costly, and in addition, cash is a far less secure method of payment than digital payments. It is not safe to walk around with a lot of cash. In addition, crime and tax evasion are another important issue. Norges Bank can only account for 40 per cent of the total use of cash, which we believe indicates that much of the use may be about the black economy and money laundering. "

What does DNB think of a parliamentary proposal to continue with cash as a valid means of payment?

"There is already a requirement that cash can be used as a means of payment, so such a proposal does not involve any change from the current situation. We still believe that cash will be phased out over time. However, this is a. . .

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