ECB ‘actively considering’ whether to scrap €500 note, Cœuré says

Benoît Cœuré

The European Central Bank (ECB) is "actively considering" whether to scrap its highest denomination banknote, says executive board member Benoît Cœuré.

In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, translated and published by the ECB today (February 11), Cœuré says he finds arguments in favour of keeping the €500 note "less and less convincing".

Cœuré says the original decision to print the €500 denomination came after various eurozone founding members requested notes that corresponded to

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