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Northern Ireland – New polymer note to enter circulation on 27th February.

Danske Bank’s new polymer £10 note comes into circulation on the 27th February.

The new polymer £10 note will keep the same design as the current paper note but with some subtle changes to the colour and features, including a new portrait of inventor John Dunlop.

Vicki Hassan, Head of Transaction Banking at Danske Bank, said: “Polymer is widely regarded as being cleaner, more durable and more secure than paper. After being the first UK bank to issue this type of note back in 1999, it’s great to see polymer becoming the note of choice across the UK.

“The £10 paper note will be going out of circulation towards the end of the year. Paper notes can still be exchanged in any of our branches. However, we would advise our customers to exchange their old notes as soon as possible and embrace using polymer.”

It will be the first time the Bank has introduced such a note since, as Northern Bank, it became the first ever UK bank to issue a ‘plastic’ £5 note in December 1999 to mark the new millennium.

Source: danskebank.com

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