A cheque paper is a kind of security paper equipped with several security features, such as chemical sensitivity and optical security. Several specifications of the cheque paper are standardized in a country to prevent fraud as well as facilitate the involvement of technology in cheque paper reading and bank processing across the desired geography. Thus, a legal organization is appointed in each country to verify the national standards associated with cheque paper. This has resulted in very less variations in the globally available types and qualities of cheque paper.
Globally, cheques differ on the basis of security features and the physical properties for cheque paper standardized across the nation. With increasing consumer convenience due to easy online transactions, the demand for cheque paper is expected to get hampered and the global cheque paper market is expected to witness sluggish growth during the forecast period.
Global Cheque Paper Market Dynamics
MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) cheque paper is one of the trending developments in the global cheque paper market. These papers allow laser, inkjet and other printing techniques for printing as well as reading of the cheque paper. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) are the similar technologies which are presently being used for cheque paper and add to the security and automated processing of the cheque paper. Despite rapidly growing online transactions, the demand for cheque paper is expected to get hampered.
However, cheque paper is unlikely to become obsolete any time in future. The prominence of cheques lies in the large transactions where only the name of the receiver is required and not complete account details. The above-stated factor will drive the cheque paper market globally.
Global Cheque Paper Market Regional Outlook
All the countries across the globe have appointed legal organizations to handle cheque transactions, such as the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) in Australia, Payments Canada in Canada, Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC) in the U.K., Bureau Indian Standards in India and others. Various standards in terms of cheque paper grade, cheque paper size, chemical sensitivity and other physical properties of the cheque paper must follow the standards acknowledged in a country. For instance, in most of the Sub-Sahara African countries, water-marked cheque papers are standardized.
Global Cheque Paper Market Key Players
Some of the key players in the global cheque paper market are:
- Century Pulp And Paper
- Drewsen Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG
- JK Paper
- Pudumjee Paper Products
- Gemini Graaphics Pvt. Ltd.
- WCPM Limited
- Pura Group
- Tullis Russell