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FACTS
High turnover in the payment system
The RIX system has a weekly turnover that corresponds to the entire Swedish annual gross domestic product, GDP.
 
Card transactions on the increase
Since the 1990s the number of transactions using cards has increased sixfold. Cards now account for 50 per cent of the total number of transactions. The use of cheques has gradually declined and is currently negligible.


Financial stability
One of the Riksbank's core functions is to promote a safe and efficient payment system. The payment system is important for all economic activities and is a central component of the financial system. For that reason the Riksbank regularly analyses the risks and threats to the stability of the Swedish financial system. The purpose of this analysis is to detect changes and vulnerabilities that could lead to a serious crisis. The major Swedish banks have particular significance in the analysis. The Riksbank's assessment of stability is published twice yearly in the Financial Stability Report.
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NEWS
Speech by Governor Stefan Ingves: Can the authorities manage crises in the financial system?
(13 March 2008)
Speech by Deputy Governor Lars Nyberg: Economic activity and the property market
(4 March 2008)
Articles in the Economic Review 2008:1
(27 February 2008)
Speech by Deputy Governor Lars Nyberg: Cash and payments – what lies ahead?
(5 February 2008)
The latest Financial Stability Report 2007:2 (pdf)
(4 December 2007)
THE FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT
The latest Financial Stability Report

The Riksbank assessment is that at present, financial stability in Sweden is sound. But the resilience to unexpected negative events has decreased to some extent in the past six months. At the same time there are a number of surrounding risks that in time could disturb financial stability. The risks in financial markets have grown. This is revealed in the report published on 4 December 2007.
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