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Brazilian Central Bank promises instant payment system for 2020, before the US

The idea is that the system will be implemented in Brazil by the end of next year

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  • The instant payment system will work seven days a week, 24 hours a day;
  • Instant payments in Brazil are expected to reduce cash transactions and bring even more agility and cost savings to general financial and commercial operations.

In an interview with Estadão, also published by Gazeta do Povo, the Brazilian Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto promised a system of instant payments for 2020, even before the United States.

“Fed [Federal Reserve] has just announced that it will have an instant payment system by 2023 or 2024. We will have it by 2020,” he said during a public hearing in the House of Representatives.

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According to Campos Neto, the instant payment system will work seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The regulation and implementation of instant payments in Brazil, currently underway within the BC, is expected to reduce cash transactions and bring even more agility and cost savings to general financial and commercial operations.