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The Central Bank of the UAE has issued a new 500 dirham (AED) banknote – the fifth in its new all-polymer series, which has been progressively rolled out since 2022.

News - December 1, 2023 midnight

A Full Agenda for Banknote Conference 2024

The Banknote Conference, held every two years, is an independent, neutral forum for industry leaders to meet and discuss innovations, efficiencies, best practices, and new technologies and solutions that benefit their operations.

Events - November 29, 2023 midnight

Exploring the Role of AI in the Central Banking Domain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) roared into the public consciousness in 2023. Its widespread use and, more importantly, its potential have become visible to all, not just the small specialist user community that has been working on it for years. Clearly, AI is of great interest to central banks from the policy makers through the cash issue department.

Free - November 28, 2023 midnight

Delivering Cash Cycle Resilience and Efficiency

As published in July`s edition of Currency News, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) held its Currency Technology Symposium 2023 that month in Munich, the main themes of which were resilience, hyper-efficiency and sustainability within the cash cycle, and the role of cash in today´s world.

Free - November 3, 2023 midnight

World’s No 1 ATM Company Goes it Alone

NCR Corporation has successfully completed its planned separation into two publicly traded companies. NCR Atleos, which began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on 17 October under the symbol NATL, has carved out the ATM and self-service banking part of NCR, whilst NCR Voyix is responsible for digital commerce.

Companies - November 3, 2023 midnight

A New Association for Mints is Born

At the recent Mint Directors Conference in Ottawa, the Mint Directors Association (MDA) was formally announced. It has now been legally incorporated as a not-for-profit association, and is the successor to the MDC, the looser association of mint directors that has been in existence since 1962.

Coins - November 3, 2023 midnight

New Board and ICA Focus for 2024

The International Currency Association (ICA), representing the global currency sector, held its Annual General Meeting in Bilbao, Spain during the Intergraf Currency+Identity conference, and elected the Board for the next two years.

Companies - November 3, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

Why do so many shops rely on the counterfeit detection pen to authenticate their paper banknotes?

Counterfeiting - November 3, 2023 midnight

People in the News

Khalid Ibrahim Humaidan has been appointed the next Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, replacing Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj.

News - November 3, 2023 midnight

A BAAD™ Way to Assess Substrate Durability

UnderCurrency was established in 2019 as a technical consultancy service. We are based in Mexico and specialise in methodologies, solutions and systems for evaluating and enhancing the security, functionality and durability of secure documents and banknotes.

Technology - November 3, 2023 midnight

News In Brief

Oumolat Security Printing, owned by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE), has entered into a strategic partnership with SICPA to print enhanced tax stamps and track activities through the integration of advanced technologies.

News - November 3, 2023 midnight

HSP Asia Heads to Sri Lanka

The organisers of the High Security Printing™ (HSP) conferences, Reconnaissance International, have announced the programme for the upcoming HSP Asia event, which – after a four year absence due to COVID – finally takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4-6 December 2023.

Events - November 3, 2023 midnight

Steady Sustainability Progress in UK Cash Cycle

The UK’s Cash Industry Environmental Charter Group (CIEC), which consists of more than 30 organisations active in cash working together to establish best practice and drive change, has reported on its progress.

Cash Handling - November 3, 2023 midnight

Central Banks and Cash Round-Up

Further to the coverage in the August issue of the cash information contained in the latest annual reports of central banks in Europe, this month we take a look at some from Africa and the Middle East.

News - November 3, 2023 midnight

Conservation at Heart of New UK Coins

The Royal Mint has unveiled eight new coin designs inspired by flora and fauna across Britain that will soon appear on official UK coins, ranging from the 1p to the £2.

Coins - November 3, 2023 midnight