polymer banknotes

New polymer £20 note with JMW Turner enters circulation

A new polymer £20 note featuring artist JMW Turner has entered circulation for the first time, the Bank of England has announced.

Published 20 February 2020

Polymer banknotes could cost businesses £236m

The chief executive of CMS Payments Intelligence has claimed that UK banks and retailers face costs of up to £236 million to ensure they can accept and process polymer banknotes.

Published 11 September 2015

And finally…Clydesdale leads way with UK’s first plastic bank notes

Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank is to become the first to produce mainland UK plastic banknotes.

Published 23 March 2015