COVID-19 has undeniably disrupted our everyday life and longstanding social conventions, methods of payment included. With the risk of contagion associated with banknotes and physical contact at point-of-sale, the use of electric payments has risen for in-person transactions even where previously cash was traditionally preferred. It’s now time to follow up on the digital transformation in this field by developing an adaptable regulatory framework and creating appropriate and resilient infrastructure to support it. These changes, done at a European level, will encourage the adoption of digital payment methods by SMEs and enable capability-building at a micro-level.
Bringing together institutional actors and industry representatives, this high-level webinar will explore the rising trend of digital payments within the greater context of European policy, assessing its economic impact on the society and businesses.