Build your knowledge on payments
How do card payments work?
Whether you’re buying groceries or a laptop, paying by card only takes seconds. Here’s how the money gets from A to B.
Financial market infrastructures – what happens when you pay?
There’s a network of systems that make payments possible. These are known as financial market infrastructures – or FMIs for short.
Build you knowledge on banknotes
Why are new banknotes made of polymer?
Our new banknotes are made of polymer because it is cleaner, safer and stronger than paper.
How do we know how much money to print?
We mostly print money to replace old, worn-out banknotes. But it’s also up to demand.
Build your knowledge on the digital pound
What is the digital pound?
The digital pound would be a new type of money issued by the Bank of England alongside cash.