Press Releases

An overview of the most recent Giesecke+Devrient press releases.

WLA’s road to success continues: Four new organizations join the alliance

30/11/2021 Munich

The White Label Alliance (WLA) has seen a steady increase in members since its founding in March 2021, including new partners Modena, AdvanIDe, PAX Technology, and WizarPOS.

The SIM turns 30

18/11/2021 Munich

30 years ago, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) delivered the world's first commercial SIM card to a telecommunications company in Finland. At the time, hardly anyone could have imagined the success this smart card would achieve. But growth did not stop there – further innovations are on the horizon and the success story will continue. The IoT sector in particular is rapidly driving the SIM evolution.

HVB banknote collection with new name under the umbrella of Giesecke+Devrient

16/11/2021 Munich

The foundation HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung now operates under the name Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung. With more than 300,000 notes, the technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) will be responsible for one of the most important banknote collections in the world.  

G+D wins Global CBDC Challenge

12/11/2021 Munich / Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has declared Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) as one of the three winners of the Global Central Bank Digital Currency Challenge (Global CBDC Challenge). The judges awarded G+D´s solution Filia® for being a means of payment that can be universally used and is truly inclusive enabling participation in the digital economy even without a smartphone or a bank account. The announcement took place at the Singapore FinTech Festival.


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