Central Banks





New Cash Centre for DNB Next Year

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is moving its gold vault and banknote activities from its head office in Amsterdam to Camp New Amsterdam in Zeist, and is making good progress on the project, which is due to complete next year.

Central Banks - May 2, 2022 midnight

New Security Ink Facility for India

The Reserve Bank of India has opened a new security ink manufacturing unit, VARNIKA, which will be operated by its subsidiary Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited in Mysore.

Central Banks - April 2, 2022 midnight

Countering Counterfeiting – Adversarial Analysis

When a central bank is designing a new series or upgrading the security of the existing designs how can it be certain that the security features selected will be resilient against counterfeiting? How do they choose from the many features and technologies on offer?

Counterfeiting - February 10, 2022 midnight

Cash Trends and The Future of Cash in the Eurozone

At the European Cash Cycle last autumn, the presentation by Josef Vrana, Senior Banknote Issuance Expert, Directorate Banknotes for the European Central Bank (ECB), covered euro cash trends and the effect of COVID-19 to date.

Central Banks - February 1, 2022 midnight

Central Bank of Nigeria Reports on Cash for 2020

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made progress in 2020 with introducing and updating new systems to help with its cash management, according to its recently published annual report on cash operations.

Central Banks - December 1, 2021 midnight

People in the News

Following its AGM, the International Currency Association has elected three new Board members – Sam Keayes (Crane Currency), Etienne Couëlle (Oberthur Fiduciaire) and Roberto Salgari (Parvis).

News - September 30, 2021 midnight

Bank Al-Maghrib Invests in Green Technology

In 1987, Morocco established its own national banknote printing and minting company, Dar As-Sikkah, a department of the central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) responsible for printing banknotes, minting coins, and producing secure documents.

Technology - September 24, 2021 midnight

In Other News

Hungary’s central bank – Magyar Nemzeti Bank – has released a series of six new commemorative coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the forint.

News - August 27, 2021 midnight