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.


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 cybersecurity, digital currencies, CBDCs, regulation, open banking, payments modernisation, financial inclusion, instant payments, and other top payments issues.


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 Banking; Crypto and Stablecoins; Digital Identity; Financial Inclusion; Fintech & Sandboxes; Infrastructure & Modernisation; Instant Payments; Mobile Payments; Open Banking; Regulation; and Retail Payments.


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.

  • ACI Worldwide
  • Afghanistan Payments System (APS)
  • AfricaNenda
  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
  • Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
  • ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)
  • Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)
  • Banco Central de la República Argentina
  • Banco Central de la República Dominicana
  • Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador
  • Banco Central del Ecuador
  • Banco de México
  • Banco de Portugal
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bangladesh Bank
  • Bank Al-Maghrib
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  • Bank Indonesia
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of Albania
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Finland
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of Greece
  • Bank of Israel
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • Bank of Japan
  • Bank of Lithuania
  • Bank of Thailand
  • BankservAfrica
  • Banque de France
  • The BENEFIT Company
  • Bitt
  • Bluechain
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Buna
  • Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)
  • Celo
  • Cenfri
  • Central Bank Digital Currency Think Tank
  • Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Central Bank of Kuwait
  • Central Bank of Montenegro
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Central Bank of Solomon Islands
  • Central Bank of The Bahamas
  • Central Bank of Uzbekistan
  • Centrale Bank van Aruba
  • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • The Digital Dollar Project
  • Digital Euro Association (DEA)
  • Digital Frontiers Institute
  • Discover Global Network
  • Eesti Pank
  • Emerging Payments Association Africa
  • EMTECH
  • European Central Bank
  • European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST)
  • European Payments Council
  • Federal Reserve System
  • FIS
  • Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN)
  • Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
  • Interac
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • Maldives Monetary Authority
  • MindBridge
  • National Bank of Ethiopia
  • National Bank of Georgia
  • National Bank of Serbia
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA)
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Pay.UK
  • Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
  • Payments Canada
  • Payments New Zealand
  • PHB Development
  • ProgressSoft
  • Reliance Industries
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Ripple
  • RTGS.global
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Stanford Digital Currency Global Initiative
  • State Bank of Pakistan
  • StoneX
  • Sveriges Riksbank
  • The SWIFT Institute
  • Tietoevry
  • Travelex
  • Union Bank of the Philippines
  • Unit of Financial Regulation of
    Colombia (URF)
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • University of Michigan Center on
    Finance, Law & Policy
  • Visa
  • The World Bank Group
  • World Economic Forum