Old Bank of England £10 notes expire this week

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The old paper £10 note will cease to be legal tender from 1 March 2018.

The Consumer Council is urging consumers to hunt out their old paper Bank of England £10 notes and either spend or exchange them at the bank or Post Office, before they become worthless. week.



The paper Bank of England £10 note will cease to be legal tender from the 1 March 2018 and will no longer be accepted in retail outlets.

The paper note has been replaced with a newer polymer £10 note which features a portrait of Jane Austen and has a number of security features to help combat counterfeiters.



Speaking to Newry Times, Philippa McKeown Brown, Head of Consumer Empowerment and Protection at the Consumer Council, said, “In just under a week’s time the old £10 notes will cease to be legal tender and you will be unable to use them as a method of payment.

“We are urging consumers to hunt out any old paper £10 notes and either spend them or exchange them at their bank or Post Office.”



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