The All-Ukrainian information campaign on cash security "Anatomy of the hryvnia" has been launched by the National Bank of Ukraine together with leading banks of Ukraine and participants in other markets. Despite the proliferation of non-cash payments, cash remains in widespread use in Ukraine, so the protection and reliability of cash currency should always be the focus of the central bank.
The aim of the campaign is to teach Ukrainians how to quickly check the authenticity of hryvnia banknotes and remind the population which banknotes and coins are in circulation and which are no longer accepted for payment.
Also within the framework of this information campaign, the National Bank together with partners will inform Ukrainians where to exchange withdrawn, worn out, damaged, doubtful banknotes and coins, as well as tell about the elements of protection of the national currency.
"The system of protection of the hryvnia is at a high level and corresponds to the systems of protection of the world's leading currencies. The Ukrainian hryvnia has modern innovative security features that allow you to simply verify the authenticity of the banknote visually and tactilely. You just need to know what to look for. In our information campaign, we will once again remind Ukrainians about the simple rules of cash security, "said Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Oleksiy Shaban.
He explained that the level of counterfeiting of national currency banknotes remains consistently low. In 2020, 1 million units. real hryvnia banknotes accounted for about 5.5 pieces. counterfeit banknotes. For comparison: this figure in the European Union last year was three times higher and amounted to about 17 euro banknotes.
At the same time, most of the counterfeit hryvnia banknotes withdrawn from circulation are of low quality. They are printed on printers and are designed for the inattention of citizens and cashiers. "We are convinced that the best protection against receiving counterfeit money is the awareness of Ukrainians. That is why we want to teach every citizen simple rules that will help to easily verify the authenticity of Ukrainian money, "said the Deputy Governor of the National Bank.
In addition to training cashiers of banks, post offices, shops, gas stations and pharmacies, the National Bank is launching a special web page (landing) "Anatomy of the hryvnia", which contains answers to current questions about secure cash payments.
The information campaign "Anatomy of the hryvnia" will last during July-September 2021 in all regions of Ukraine. It is supported by the Cyber Police and the Strategic Investigations Department of the National Police of Ukraine.
"Bank Dnipro joined the NBU's All-Ukrainian Cash Security Campaign from day one, because in practice we see that clients often need help to understand many financial issues," said Serhiy Panov, Chairman of the Board of Credit Dnipro Bank. - Of course, for our part, we constantly help our clients to make informed financial decisions, inform about how not to fall victim to financial fraud and so on. But we believe that together, all together, we will achieve a greater result, "Serhiy Panov added.
More than 50 partners joined the All-Ukrainian information campaign on cash security "Anatomy of the hryvnia": Ukrposhta, chains of shops and pharmacies (Novus, Foxtrot, ATB, Epicenter, Velmart, Velyka Kyshenya, Eldorado, ANC), gas stations (WOG, BRT) , Shell, Klo, Socar, OKKO) and about 40 banks (Oschadbank, Ukreximbank, Raiffeisen Bank, Ukrgasbank, FUIB, Ukrsibbank, Pivdennyi Bank, Kredobank, Sberbank, Credit Dnipro Bank, A-Bank, Idea Bank, Akord, Bank, Megabank, MTB Bank, Pravex Bank, Commercial Industrial Bank, Crystalbank, Bank Lviv, Clearing House Bank, Industrialbank, Piraeus Bank, First Investment Bank, Ukrbudinvestbank, Grant Bank, MetaBank, Bank-Bankprosper Bank, Bank Ukrainian-Capital, , Creditvest Bank, Land Capital, Sky Bank, European Industrial Bank, Oxy Bank, BTA Bank, Trust Capital Bank, Portal Bank).