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Payment systems

Danmarks Nationalbank oversees the financial infrastructure in Denmark in order to promote safe and efficient settlement of payments, securities trades, etc. Oversight is part of Danmarks Nationalbank's contribution to the stability of the Danish financial system.


Danmarks Nationalbank provides an account of its oversight tasks in its Financial stability publication.

Financial stability

Payment systems
Danmarks Nationalbank acts as settlement bank for a number of financial institutions that hold accounts at Danmarks Nationalbank. Via these accounts and Danmarks Nationalbank's payment system,
Kronos, the financial institutions settle their mutual accounts and their accounts with Danmarks Nationalbank. The financial institutions also use their accounts at Danmarks Nationalbank to settle payments in
various Danish and international payment and settlement systems.

Payments systems

Pledging of collateral
In relation to payment systems, Danmarks Nationalbank helps to ensure that there is always adequate intraday liquidity within the financial system to settle payments. For this purpose, Danmarks Nationalbank provides collateralised intraday credit.

Danmarks Nationalbank´s rules for pledging of collateral

Last update: 12/10/2013

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