FECIF - The European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries
banner75
ws2017-pannel_flagsFranceItalyEspaniaDeutschschlandCzechLuxembourgBelgium

See photos from the FECIF conference 2019

 

 

 

Vania Franceschelli

What do people think about a digital Euro?

What are the opinions of European citizens on a digital Euro? The picture offered by the European Central Bank public consultation sheds some light.

The Eurosystem, which comprises the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Member States., has recently published the results of a consultation, that ended in January 2021, asking for European citizens and companies to provide their views and opinions on the benefits and challenges regarding the introduction of a digital Euro. These results will serve as an input for the ECB’s future decisions on the matter.

What are the main characteristics that citizens require to take into account for the introduction and design of a digital Euro?

Privacy has emerged as the most important feature, for both citizens and professionals, with 43% of respondents giving it the top rank in terms of relevance. The Eurosystem proposes two different types of digital Euro. The first one has only an offline nature, in order to respect privacy to the highest possible degree. The second possibility entails a hybrid nature, both offline and online, with innovative characteristics and additional services. In this case preferences diverge slightly between citizens and professionals, with the former supporting an offline-only Euro and the latter choosing a hybrid one.

In addition, respondents focused their attention on two further challenges: making the digital Euro an accessible and practical payment method and allowing it to function correctly in areas with low...

 

  
 

The European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries (FECIF) was chartered in June 1999 for the defence and promotion of the role of financial advisers and intermediaries in Europe.

FECIF, the only body representing European financial advisers and intermediaries, it is based in Brussels, the heart of Europe.

 

 

Stay informed about our activities. Subscribe to our monthly FECIF Newsletter:

 

 
Share |

 11 October 2021
GSCGI / IFA’s WealthGram No 11: NFT’s  expanding investment opportunities: Tax outlook and challenges in managing unique digital assets >>read

 08 October 2021
CMS Law-Now - Belgium introduces new insurance industry client money and risk transfer rules >>read

 07 October 2021
Latham & Watkins - ESG in Asset Management: A Global Perspective >>read

 06 October 2021
Insurtech Insights - Amazon to start offering insurance to UK businesses >>read

 05 October 2021
CityWire - New Model Adviser - Axe Mifid advice definition to let providers offer guidance, says ABI >>read

 

 

NEW: FECIF Board Meeting 2018

Board Meeting July 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 
fecif_db_button

 

 

 

fecif_logo

 

Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers (FECIF)
Avenue Louise 143/4
B-1050 Brussels
BELGIUM

©2020 FECIF  |  Privacy Policy  |  Legal  |  Copyright  |  Contact

 

 

FECIF is a member of:  

 

 

 

concept & design by ivan cuk