Cash and Payments Department

Ladislav Kročák

Ladislav Kročák, Executive Director

Kateřina Dvořáková, Deputy Executive Director

  • Cash Circulation and Payment Media Protection Division
    Jan Mayer, Deputy Executive Director in charge of a division
  • Payment Systems Division
    Martin Hanzal, Director
  • Payments Regulation Division
    Michal Vodrážka, Director
  • Prague Branch
    Jakub Žák, Deputy Director
  • Brno Branch
    Lubomír Gerák, Director
  • Ostrava Branch
    Martina Koudelová, Director
  • Hradec Králové Branch
    Jiří Vik, Director
  • Operational Division Ústí nad Labem
    Alena Jestříbková, Director
  • Operational Division Plzeň
    Jarmila Sedláčková, Director
  • Operational Division České Budějovice
    Karol Szitás, Director

Responsible for

  • preparing draft implementing regulations in the money circulation area
  • in cooperation with the General Secretariat, preparing draft legislation on money circulation
  • drawing up explanatory opinions on legal regulations concerning money circulation, including replies to queries from the public
  • managing Czech money reserves, gold and other precious metals, including silver and gold commemorative coins
  • supervising cash circulation
  • protecting Czech banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and the functions of the National Counterfeit Centre and National Analysis Centre
  • producing the designs and parameters of new Czech banknotes and coins
  • coordinating the holding of courses on the identification of suspected counterfeit or altered banknotes and coins, and awarding certificates to course participants
  • coordinating the testing of devices for processing domestic banknotes and coins, including preparing outputs for mandatory data releases
  • in areas of payments regulation, including payment systems, central bank digital currency (CBDC) and rules of conduct for the provision of payment services and the issuance of electronic money:
    • proposing the strategy and principles for financial market regulation and supervision
    • working with the Ministry of Finance and other central authorities on preparing legislation
    • interpreting regulatory rules
    • preparing draft decrees, provisions of a general nature and official information documents, if they do not fall within the material competence of another department, and consulting such materials with market participants
    • monitoring developments in European law and preparing opinions on proposed amendments
    • drawing up opinions on selected legal regulations affecting financial market regulation and supervision
    • working in active cooperation with European supervisory authorities and the ESCB
  • conducting oversight of payment and settlement system operators, electronic payment instruments, schemes and arrangements
  • monitoring and evaluating developments in the area of payments innovation, including central bank digital currency (CBDC)
  • drawing up the methodology for maintaining accounts and providing payment services to CNB clients
  • administering and developing the ABO system for accounting and payments
  • publishing the Schedule of Charges for the Financial and Business Services of the CNB
  • coordinating Treasury-related activities in the area of payment services provision
  • providing and distributing debit cards to clients
  • carrying on operational activities in units in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Hradec Králové, Ústí nad Labem, Plzeň and České Budějovice, particularly in the area of:
    • managing money reserves
    • cash services
    • selling commemorative coins and numismatic material to the CNB’s contractual partners
    • providing compensation for damaged banknotes and coins and exchanging invalid and worn out banknotes and coins
    • executing payments
    • maintaining accounts of the state budget and other clients, including state financial assets and liabilities accounts, including cash operations on those accounts
    • receiving submissions from natural persons