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Data Collection

The objectives of data collection are to enable the NCBs and the ECB to monitor the relevant activities of cash handlers and to oversee developments in the cash cycle.

Data on banknote handling machines are only reported when the machines are used for recirculation.

Cash handlers regularly provide the Bank of Greece with the following information, according to Annex IV to the ECB Decision, in line with the procedure described in the IT Technical Specifications Booklet:

  • on establishments where cash is handled such as branch offices;
  • on banknote handling machines and cash dispensers;
  • on the volume of cash operations (number of euro banknotes processed) involving banknote handling machines and cash dispensers;
  • on remote branches of credit institutions with a low level of cash operations where fitness checks are carried out manually.