Consultancy and advisory provider of the year (currency management): De La Rue

Botswana new pula banknote
The BWP10 note, to be released in February, uses De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer to extend its lifespan

Cash usage around the world is declining. But the volume of cash in circulation continues to grow, as consumers are increasingly using it, for instance, as a store of value. This somewhat counterintuitive trend is altering assumptions about the lifecycle of banknotes, as a gap emerges between cash in actual use and in circulation.

De La Rue is helping central banks – particularly smaller ones – to better understand this and other dynamics, and to anticipate future repercussions for currency

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