Romania’s National Bank launches money app that allows users to put their photo on banknotes
Romania’s National Bank (BNR) has launched a mobile app dedicated to the Romanian currency (the Leu).
The app, which is called RomanianLeu (LeulRomânesc), describes the security and design features of the local banknotes and lets the users experience what happens when a banknote is tilted, when a backlight function is used or how the banknote would look if viewed under ultra-violet light. The app also comprises a section dedicated to coins in circulation.
In addition, mobile device users may visit a webpage with general information about BNR and play an interactive game which allows them to design a custom-made banknote featuring their portrait.
The LeulRomânesc app is free and is aimed at the general public that uses mobile devices, cash handlers (retailers, cashiers, etc.), as well as first-time users of Leu-denominated banknotes and coins, including foreign tourists. The app is available to download in Romanian and English for both Apple iOS and Android devices.
Brief guide to illustrations on Romanian banknotes