The One About Instant Payments

Instant coffee, instant oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, instant gratification.  We want it all, and we want it now.  So, we’re going to talk about instant payments.  On 26 October 2022, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal on establishing instant payments. Wait, what?  Don’t we already have that?  Your host, Aidas Palubinskas, who knows just enough to get himself into trouble, talks with Eric Ducoulombier, the European Commission’s head for retail finance. They talk about the EU nudging the retail payments industry on instant payments and what benefits accrue to EU citizens and business, as well as how it’s going to help with Russia sanctions.

Om Podcasten

Short episodes are released at the same time as the monthly EU Commission Finance Newsletter on topics related to banks, capital markets, insurance, digital or sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, sanctions, etc. The host of the podcast is not an expert, so tries to get the topics explained as simply as possible. The views expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the EU Commission.