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 delivers reliable and unbiased news to the global central bank payments community.

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), the Digital Currency Conference (DCC), and the Global Payment Summits (GPS) series. These events draw senior-level central bankers, regulators, and industry stakeholders from across the globe, who comprise the core readership of CBPN. The 2023 Central Bank Payments Conference in Cape Town welcomed over 160 senior-level delegates from more than 70 organisations and 35+ countries.


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


Past 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
  • Al Etihad Payments
  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
  • Andrei Lipkin (researcher)
  • Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • 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 Central del Paraguay
  • 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 England
  • 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
  • BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre
  • BIS Innovation Hub London Centre
  • BIS Innovation Hub Singapore Centre
  • 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 Cyprus
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Iceland
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Central Bank of Kenya
  • 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 the Republic of Türkiye
  • Central Bank of Uzbekistan
  • Centrale Bank van Aruba
  • Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
  • Centre for Evidence-Based Management
  • Centro de Innovación Financiera Costa Rica (CIF)
  • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
  • Crunchfish
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • DIAS
  • The Digital Dollar Project
  • Digital Euro Association (DEA)
  • Digital Frontiers Institute
  • Digital Pound Foundation
  • 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)
  • IBM Consulting
  • IDEMIA
  • Interac
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Jordan Payments & Clearing Company (JoPACC)
  • Ashley Lannquist
  • Lipis Advisors
  • Madagascar Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Magyar Nemzeti Bank
  • Maldives Monetary Authority
  • Piet Mallekoote (ECB's Digital Euro Market Advisory Group)
  • MindBridge
  • Mojaloop
  • Mvelo Walaza (SARB, PhD student)
  • National Bank of Belgium
  • National Bank of Ethiopia
  • National Bank of Georgia
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan
  • National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • National Bank of Serbia
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) International
  • New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA)
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Open Finance Association
  • Pay.UK
  • Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
  • Payments Canada
  • Payments New Zealand
  • PHB Development
  • Pinaka Consulting Ltd.
  • ProgressSoft
  • Reliance Industries
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Ripple
  • RTGS.global
  • The SEACEN Centre
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Sovereign Digital Official Association (SODA)
  • Stanford Digital Currency Global Initiative
  • State Bank of Pakistan
  • StoneX Payments
  • Sveriges Riksbank
  • The SWIFT Institute
  • Tietoevry
  • Travelex
  • Unifits
  • 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
  • Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)
  • The World Bank Group
  • World Economic Forum

Our Subscribers

We are proud to have subscribers from all over the world who join us monthly for an update on the latest news and reports in our industry.