NEWS

Bank of England unveils polymer £10 note

Today the Bank of England unveiled the new £10 banknote. Like the £5 note, this is a polymer note and will be officially launched on the 14th September. The Bank of England has ordered a printing run of a billion ‘tenners’ which will be distributed in anticipation of the autumn launch. The old ten will start […]

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International Bank Note Society

IBNS – for the love of banknotes

The International Banknote Society has published the winner of it’s prestigious ‘Banknote of the Year’ award for 2016. The Swiss National Bank was voted this eminent distinction for the 50 franc note. With over 120 banknotes issued in 2016, the competition was significant with runners-up including the Maldives Islands 1000 Rufiyaa tortoise/whale shark; Argentina’s 500 Peso […]

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Dutch banks to hire security guards to protect ATMs

Rabobank in the Netherlands is employing security guards at ATM locations which have residential properties above or adjacent to them. In April residents of 16 homes had to be evacuated after an ATM attack which used explosive materials to gain access to the ATM contents. Residents were evacuated whilst bomb disposal technicians made the remaining […]

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Link launches ATM finder app

Link has launched an ATM finder app showing the location of all 70,000 Link ATMs. The app is fully accessible for visually impaired people and uses voiceover technology and geo-location. It was developed with the support of the Thomas Pocklington Trust, a sight loss charity. The free app is available from the Apple and Android […]

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Bloodhound to use Spinnaker’s tracking technology.

The Bloodhound SSC and support vehicle fleet will be using Spinnaker’s unique tracking technology as part of their low speed testing later this year. The Bloodhound will be visiting Newquay later in 2017 in order to conduct low speed systems testing. As part of that testing, Spinnaker will be supplying a specialised tracking system to […]

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Loomis AB acquires Cobelguard

Loomis AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Belgian CIT provider, Cobelguard in a deal valued at twelve million euro. This acquisition will give Loomis around 20% of the cash market in Belgium, with the majority held by G4S.

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Cash and taxes in Alaska

Alaska recently voted to legalise marijuana. However, as marijuana sales are still illegal at a federal level in the US, this means many banks and credit unions won’t permit marijuana businesses to open bank accounts. In a tacit acknowledgment of this problem, the Alaskan department of revenue has set up a secure deposit safe in […]

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