Who We Are

Central Bank Payments News (CBPN) - a Currency Research (CR) initiative - is a monthly e-publication dedicated to informing the worldwide central bank payments & market infrastructure community of the most relevant and timely payments issues impacting the central bank today.

With a unique and in-depth payments focus tailored to a central bank perspective, CBPN is an independent and comprehensive source of intelligence that helps readers navigate a rapidly changing payments landscape.

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Proudly Independent

We are committed to delivering reliable and unbiased news to the global central bank payments community.

This incisive, definitive publication is for payments stakeholders who have an interest in cyber security, digital currencies, CBDC, regulation, blockchain, open banking, payments modernisation, financial inclusion, and instant payments.


Global Reach

Our readers include leaders and experts in the central bank payments & market infrastructure, as well as relevant operators and participants under the oversight of the central bank.

CBPN is a natural extension of CR’s premier payments events – the Central Bank Payments Conference (CBPC) and the Global Payment Summits (GPS) series in Asia, Europe and Africa.

These events draw senior-level central bankers, regulators, and industry stakeholders from across the globe, who comprise the core readership of CBPN. The 2019 CBPC event in Berlin attracted senior payments executives from across 55 countries, including representation from 42 central banks and regulatory bodies.


Key Topics

CBPN regularly monitors the landscape for the latest news, research, and developments in the central bank payments ecosystem. We address the most relevant topics currently impacting central banks and monetary authorities across the globe and periodically focus on pertinent issues in consumer/retail/commercial payments.

Topics regularly covered in CBPN include: Blockchain & DLT; Cards; Central Bank Digital Currency; Cross-Border Payments; Cybersecurity; Digital Currencies and Stablecoins; Digital Identity; Financial Inclusion; Fintech & Sandboxes; Infrastructure & Modernisation; Instant Payments; Mobile Payments; Open Banking; Regulation; Virtual Banking.


CBPN Contributors

CBPN delivers custom content and analysis from leaders and experts in the field. CBPN features a central bank initiative each month and periodically contains exclusive interviews with leaders in central bank payments and market infrastructure.

  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
  • ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)
  • Banco Central de la República Argentina
  • Banco de México
  • Banco de Portugal
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  • Bank Indonesia
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of Albania
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Finland
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • Bank of Japan
  • Bank of Lithuania
  • Bank of Thailand
  • Banque de France
  • Bitt
  • Bluechain
  • Buna
  • Cenfri
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Emerging Payments Association Africa
  • European Central Bank
  • European Payments Council
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN)
  • Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
  • Interac
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • INTL FCStone
  • Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • MindBridge
  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA)
  • Pay.UK
  • Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
  • Payments Canada
  • Payments New Zealand
  • ProgressSoft
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Ripple
  • State Bank of Pakistan
  • Sveriges Riksbank
  • Travelex
  • Union Bank of the Philippines
  • Visa
  • The World Bank Group