Payments before, during and after the corona lockdown

Analysis - September 2020 - No. 16

Authors Heisel, Jakob Mølgaard; Pedersen, Stefan Bak; Koch, Marianne C.
Subject Retail payments; Corona; Cash; Digitalisation; Card payments; Payment systems
Type Analysis
Year 2020
Published 16 September 2020
The corona pandemic and the lockdown of Danish society in spring 2020 gave rise to considerable uncertainty for many households. The lockdown and infection fears caused radical changes in consumption patterns and payment habits. This analysis looks at consumer payment habits before, during and after the corona lockdown. The analysis is based on a number of data sources used to draw information on the main trends in payment behaviour in Denmark during the lockdown and the first phases of the reopening.