Digital pound could lead to run on banks says House of Lords

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Digital pound could lead to run on banks says House of Lords

There are concerns that the creation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the UK could cause a run on the banks during economic downturns, according to a new government report.  A report into the introduction of a CBDC by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee said that it could pose "significant risks" to the country.  Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, chair of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, said: "The introduction of a UK central bank digital currency would have far-reac...

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