Maldives Monetary Authority launches new 5 Rifiyaa on Safeguard® polymer substrate

The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued the final banknote in their new family of Safeguard® banknotes.

To facilitate financial transactions for all their citizens, the MMA has now issued the final note in the new series, the Rufiyaa 5. As with the rest of the new family that was launched in 2015, the note has been designed by Maldivian artist Mr. Abdulla Nashaath and was produced by De La Rue in close association with the MMA.

De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling stated “We recognise that financial inclusion is critical and that the currency in people’s hands has to be authentic and easily available. The new 5 Rufiyaa will facilitate transactions across the islands and we are honoured to have been closely involved with this ground breaking family of banknotes.”


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Clare Lloyd Williams
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About De La Rue:


De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

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