Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Last days....

Today is the day of last days. The last day of this quarter (with its inevitable administrative burdens, tax forms). It's also the last day that the Postbank m-phone solution (in cooperation with Telfort) will be operational. And my goal is to be actually the very last customer that has made a transaction with the system.

Today also marks the end of an era (1992-2004) in which drs. J. Koning was the executive director of De Nederlandsche Bank NV, responsible for payment systems and retail payments. Under his guidance the central bank stepped into the time of the Euro; new systems (TARGET) were built and the bank started supervising electronic money in all its forms. Also DNB reported on the structure of retail payments (advising a better governance structure for Interpay) and further trimmed down the work force in cash handling.