Legislation is needed for future-reliable cash infrastructure

Dutch finance ministry’s recognition of cash’s “very important” role is a welcome step, says Martina Horakova

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Martina Horakova is managing director of the International Mint Industry Association.

“Legislation is needed to ensure that cash remains usable, available, accessible and affordable for users,” the Dutch minister of finance together with the Netherlands Bank (DNB) concluded. The letter to the House of Representatives at the end of May, announcing legislative measures to support cash infrastructure and services, crucially stated: “In the longer term, the cash infrastructure cannot be provided at

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