Currency Benchmarks 2021 – presentation

Central Banking’s currency subject matter specialist Rachael King on access, impact of Covid-19, and more

L to R: Christopher Jeffery and Rachael King

The Central Banking Institute’s Currency Benchmarks 2021 looks back at a year of change and continuity for central banks. In many places, Covid-19 effects continued to reshape cash usage and central bank operations. At the same time, pre-pandemic trends continued in other areas.

The pandemic resulted in marked growth in cash volume in many jurisdictions, despite early fears that banknotes might act as a transmission channel for the coronavirus. Central banks moved to reassure consumers about

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