Senior Policy Advisor
De Nederlandsche Bank
BiographyBram Scholten serves on the staff of DNB’s Cash Policy Department. He has been a member of the ESCB’s Banknote Committee from 2000-2010. In 2011/12, he chaired BANCO’s taskforce that prepared its so-called ‘Cash2020’ report. Most recently, he chaired the taskforce of the Netherlands National Payments Forum on the future of cash. Bram joined DNB in 1980, worked at the IMF and the ECB, and held positions at DNB as deputy head of the monetary and economic policy department and head of the statistics department. He has a master's degree in economics and law.
About the companyDe Nederlandsche Bank, which is part of the Eurosystem, is the Central Bank of the Netherlands.
PresentationCash in the Netherlands: decline in progress
The use of cash in the Netherlands has been declining in past years. At the WBS 2017, Bram Scholten gave a first-hand account on how the DNB is addressing the challenges related to this decline. This presentation gives and update on what has happened since, and how the Netherlands are responding to the continuing decline in the use of cash.