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Last few days to use your old £10 notes!

POSTED ON 26 FEBRUARY 2018

As of 1st March 2018 the paper £10 note will cease to be legal tender 

Shoppers will no longer be able to spend the old note after this date but the Bank of England have suggested that about 200 million still remain in circulation. Anyone left with outdated notes after the deadline is advised by the Bank of England to exchange them at the bank: “After this date you can exchange them at the Bank of England in person or by post. Some retailers, banks and building societies may still accept these notes; however this is at their own discretion.”

The new plastic note was launched in September last year and was formally unveiled on the 18th July 2017, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, who features on the note. Printed on polymer, it’s the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users.

The paper £10 note is the oldest Bank of England note currently in circulation, whilst the new £10 note is cleaner, safer and 2.5 times stronger. The new note also contains sophisticated security features and are made of the same materials as the new £5 notes, meaning they do have traces of animal fat.

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