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Access to Cash in Canada

For countries experiencing ‘less cash’, it is becoming normal to measure the distance people must travel to access cash from an ATM, or in Canada’s case and automated banking machine (ABM), or branch of a financial institution. The Bank of Canada has released a paper describing its travel- based metric and the results.

Country Profile - November 28, 2023 midnight

Cash in Sweden: the Reality

Bancomat AB was registered in 1968 in Sweden, and it is the second oldest ATM operator in the world. It was incorporated in 2010 and is owned by Danske bank, Nordea, Handelsbanken, SEB, Swedbank and some savings banks.

Country Profile - November 2, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Armaguard/Prosegur Merger Gets the Go-Ahead

Many countries are facing falling cash demand, which is causing problems in the cash cycle. This report, by Paul Blond of the Blond Group LLP, shows the compromises having to be made in Australia as a result.

Country Profile - June 26, 2023 midnight

IMF Praises India’s Digital Infrastructure

The IMF has issued a working paper ‘Stacking up the Benefits Lessons from India’s Digital Journey.’ In it, the IMF describes the achievement of India in creating a Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) that delivers significant benefits.

Country Profile - May 12, 2023 midnight

Malaysia’s Automated Cash Centre Project

Yuserisal Mohd Noor, Head of Automated Cash Centre at Bank Negara Malaysia presented at the recent Silk Road Cash & Payments conference on the Bank's project to fully automate its cash centre.

Country Profile - April 24, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Exploring the Innovative Potential of the E-Krona

The Riksbank has issued its phase 3 report on its work to understand how an e-krona might work. This phase investigated how the Riksbank could collaborate with existing payment service providers to allow access to the e-krona based on the existing collaborative approaches.

Digital CN - April 24, 2023 midnight