What is the National Payments Plan?
The National Payments Plan (NPP) was created to help Ireland move away from cash and cheques towards electronic payments, such as debit cards and electronic banking. It is expected that such changes will create savings for our economy of around €1 billion annually. The NPP was created, and is organised, by a committee comprising consumers, businesses, Government, banks and the Central Bank. It will help make our economy more competitive, efficient and secure in the process.