Banknotes and coins

Banknote fitness checking centres

The professional activity of recirculating banknotes in Spain is carried out by specialised centres called selection centres.

In order to ensure the security and quality of banknotes, credit institutions that are part of the ordinary cash service of the Banco de España may only use banknotes processed by an authorised fitness checking centre for stocking their customer operated cash dispensers .

The following may be fitness checking centres: credit institutions, cash transport companies registered with the Ministry of the Interior and entities involved in a professional capacity in the handling of cash.

All entities wishing to register as banknote fitness checking centres must follow the steps indicated in the following link:

Procedimientos para la autorización de la actividad de selección de billetesOpens in a new window