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Cash automation solutions provider Glory Global Solutions has announced plans to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of UK-based Flooid, provider of cloud-based unified commerce software to the retail industry, from Inflexion Private Equity Partners.

News - February 1, 2024 12:01 a.m.

Levels of Euro Counterfeiting Remain Low in 2023

467,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in 2023, according to the European Central Bank, which is one of the lowest levels ever since the introduction of the euro in 2002 in proportion to total banknotes in circulation.

Counterfeiting - February 1, 2024 midnight

People in the News

Jasmina Selimović has been appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH). She replaces Senad Softić and is the first women to hold the position.

News - February 1, 2024 midnight

Currency News Comes of Age

Currency News™ has officially ‘come of age’! That is, if reaching its 21st birthday counts as the coming of age – which in many societies it does.

Free - February 1, 2024 midnight

Gifting Money – My Personal Experience

This is the first in a series of articles that explores the cultural aspect of money that goes beyond its function as a means of payment or store of value. Many societies have a long-standing tradition of gifting money (banknotes and coins) to mark auspicious occasions – births and birthdays, weddings and other special events, where the value of the gift is as much social as it is financial.

Comment - February 1, 2024 midnight

Speaker Highlight – 2024 Banknote Conference

The Banknote Conference is the industry’s premier technology-focused event with a long and rich history of hosting the world’s technology experts from central banks, printing works, and industry suppliers and providing an unparalleled opportunity to discuss emerging trends, technologies, and innovation.

Events - February 1, 2024 midnight

In Other News…

The Central Bank of Argentina has approved the printing of 10,000 and 20,000 peso banknotes, amid continuing high inflation.

News - February 1, 2024 midnight

New Year, New Name!

Cash & Payment News™ (CPN) is the sister publication to Currency News™. It was first published in July 2018 as the successor to Payment News Quarterly and, while Currency News focuses on the product that is ‘cash’, CPN has concentrated on the use of cash once issued.

Comment - February 1, 2024 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

How many counterfeit banknotes are in circulation? I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question. So, let’s look at how counterfeit banknotes are found and reported.

Counterfeiting - February 1, 2024 midnight

SPMCIL Records Strong Growth

Under the new leadership of Vijay Ranjan Singh, who was appointed its Managing Director last year, SPMCIL recently released its 2022/23 Annual Report, registering a growth of 20.35% in revenue to Rs 49.18 billion.

Companies - February 1, 2024 midnight

Central Banks and Cash Round-Up

This month’s coverage of cash information in central bank annual reports contains news from the central banks of Rwanda and Uganda.

News - February 1, 2024 midnight

Cash Sustainability Forum 2024

COP 28 in December last year provided evidence that the climate is changing, and we are struggling to do what is needed to mitigate or adapt to the change. Given this is the only planet we have, and we are all on this place together, sustainability is relevant to us as individuals and to our work.

Events - February 1, 2024 midnight

ODDS Continues Big Debate

The programme for the third Optical and Digital Document Security™ (ODDS) conference – which takes place from 8-10 April 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal – is now available.

Events - February 1, 2024 midnight

A Full Programme for HSP EMEA in Sofia

The next HSP EMEA 2023 event will be held in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on 4-6 March 2024 and the organisers are expecting a sell-out event, with key decision makers from central banks, suppliers and printers coming together to discuss and learn about a range of topics from cash usage and trends in the region, sustainability and resilience in print to physical and digital technologies, security features and design.

Events - February 1, 2024 midnight

Note And Coin News

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) has issued a 20 yuan commemorative legal tender banknote to celebrate 2024’s Lunar Year of the Long (Chinese Dragon), which begins on 10 February.

Coins - February 1, 2024 midnight

Central Banks and Cash Round-Up

Rather than have a regional focus in this month’s coverage of cash information in central bank annual reports, we are doing a general catch-up this month, with news from the recently-issued reports of the central banks of Fiji, Romania and Russia.

News - December 28, 2023 12:01 a.m.