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    Creating the King Charles polymer banknotes

    Solutions that secure supply chains and cash cycles for governments, central banks and businesses.    

    De La Rue brings the depth of experience of a 200+ year company and a culture of creativity and innovation to our long-term partnerships and new projects.

    Counterfeiting and illicit trade represent a significant threat to the public, businesses, environment and governments. The scale of the problem is huge - somewhere between $1.7 trillion and $4.5 trillion a year according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This is higher than drugs or human trafficking. The potential impact of the threat is also significant - fake goods, currency and identity documents can harm health, businesses, economies, society and the environment.

    We provide software platforms that support enforcement officers, prevent diversification of goods and enable governments to collect tax revenues. We also provide secure documents that physically protect supply chains and cash cycles; these include physical brand protection token, polycarbonate ID bio-data pages and ID cards, tax stamps, banknotes, polymer banknote substrate and currency security features.

    Our solutions help governments, central banks and businesses in 140 countries.

    2023 Annual Report
    The Annual Report for the year ended 25 March 2023 was published and mailed to shareholders on 20 July.

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    Our divisions

    Currency solutions

    Flexibility and expertise derived from a global manufacturing footprint combine with exceptional and seamless product design. De La Rue provides fully finished banknotes, secure polymer substrate and banknote security features to central banks and currency issuing authorities.

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    Authentication solutions

    Safeguarding revenue and reputations demands authentication and traceability solutions that are robust, adaptable and can be quickly deployed. De La Rue provides comprehensive modular software solutions, physical security labels and documents for a wide variety of government and commercial applications.

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    Why customers
    choose De La Rue

    "The new £20 continues the Bridges Series, building on the design and images of the polymer £5 and £10, including the innovative substrate windows as actual windows in The Mound building in the design. The new holographic foil features the statue Victory that sits on top of The Mound building and this hologram is the most impactful to date."

    Richard Hill, Bank of Scotland

    “Thanks to Izon®, we had a great launch. Not only has counterfeiting been thwarted, but the seals help convey trust for our brand in the eyes of the consumer. Consumers know there is something worth protecting inside and it helps reinforce our brand’s premium quality.”  

    Owner, Kind Juice

    "We are delighted with our new £20 note design and encourage members of the public to look at the holographic foil to see a spider crawling as well as view Robert the Bruce in three dimensions."

    Clydesdale Bank

    "We have worked very closely with De La Rue on this note, from the initial design through to the mass production, and are very pleased with the result. This new note is an important part of our commitment to providing cash that consumers can use with confidence and marks a step forward in our fight against counterfeiting.” 

    Sarah John, Bank of England Chief Cashier

    “The Authentication Solutions team and Brother have collaborated closely to bring together the critical elements of a strong, global consumer protection program, including easy overt validation technology, and Traceology® eVerification to assist our customers in buying genuine Brother supplies they can rely on. Izon® and Traceology® have proven to provide powerful support for anti-counterfeiting measures for Brother over the past several years.”

    Senior Managing Executive Officer, Brother Industries, Ltd.

    “We are extremely proud of the new commemorative banknote created to commemorate the XVI Pacific Games 2019 being hosted in Samoa and are thankful to De La Rue for their close collaboration throughout this project and supporting us in developing our first carbon neutral banknote.” 

    Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari

    “Thanks to De La Rue technology, these notes are cleaner, more durable and more secure than their paper predecessors.”

    Malcolm Buchanan, Chair, Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland

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