The Croatian National Bank has organised the cash supply through cash centres where banks withdraw cash, debiting their accounts with the Croatian National Bank, or deposit cash, crediting their accounts with the Croatian National Bank.
The Croatian National Bank has contractually entrusted FINA Cash Services Ltd. /Fina GS Gotovinski servisi/, whose network includes eight cash centres in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, with the operation of cash centres.
The established cash flow in the Republic of Croatia enables a regular supply of cash and the maintenance of adequate quality of banknotes in circulation.
The Croatian National Bank has prescribed that all banknotes and coins prior to their payment by banks must be processed by banknote and coin sorting machines to be checked for quality and authenticity. Banks are also required to process foreign banknotes prior to their recycling following the procedures prescribed for kuna banknotes and kuna and lipa coins.
Banknotes are sorted according to the prescribed minimum standards for machine and manual sorting. Banknotes of good quality fit for circulation are returned to circulation, while unfit banknotes (worn or damaged) are withdrawn from circulation and destroyed.
Testing banknote and coin processing machines
The Croatian National Bank tests machines for the sorting of kuna banknotes and kuna and lipa coins. Banks may only use the machines that have passed the testing at the Croatian National Bank.
The content and method of testing machines for the processing of kuna banknotes and kuna and lipa coins as regards the number of items, authenticity and fitness sorting are prescribed in the technical procedures and conducted pursuant to an request for machine testing. The request should be sent to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of tested machines - Available only in Croatian language
Upon a written request of the producer or authorised representative to borrow a set of samples, the Croatian National Bank will make available a test set of samples of counterfeit kuna banknotes and/or coins for the purpose of preparing a machine for testing. The request should be sent to the address email@example.com.