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Afghanistan to consider introducing polymer banknotes

The Central Bank of Afghanistan (CBA) is assessing a proposal to print plastic banknotes for the country.  Studies by the CBA show that annually banknotes to the value of 3.3 billion AFN (US$ 47.7M) are aging and falling out of use. The issue of torn and mutilated banknotes is having significant implications for the national economy. […]

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Wir alle lieben Bargeld, für jetzt.

No other nation in Europe likes paying with Bargeld as much as Germans do.  According to a report by Barkow consulting, only around 5% of transactions in Germany are made by credit card. On average, each German keeps €2200 cash at home. Typically, Germans carried €103 in their wallets in 2016, compared to €65 for […]

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ATM Innovation aids Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria

Following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, Oriental Bank (a subsidiary of OFG Bancorp) is deploying new full service ATMs with live video and audio communications. The new ATMs will permit customers to communicate with bank tellers as they carry out their banking activities. Customers will be able to use the ATMs to make payments […]

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Cash is alive and kicking

While there has been speculation that we will soon be witnessing the “death of cash”, a Cardtronics study finds that cash is alive and well, and leading the way for some payment categories. Cash has an important place in the wallets and minds of Americans and is even leading the way in some methods of […]

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New Spinnaker tracking product successfully debuts with Bloodhound SSC

Spinnaker successfully debuted our newest solution today at Newquay airport. CashTrack, a tracking solution which allows users to control and monitor their vehicles, iBoxes, ATMs, safes and other assets from a single application. Spinnaker is providing all of the tracking for the Bloodhound SSC and support vehicles during their world land speed record attempt. Our solution […]

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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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