Clydesdale Bank’s polymer notes enter production

Clydesdale chief David Duffy checks the notes at De La Rue's printing plant. Picture: Contributed
Clydesdale chief David Duffy checks the notes at De La Rue's printing plant. Picture: Contributed
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Clydesdale Bank’s £5 polymer banknote is now in full production and will start to replace the paper version in September.

The longer-lasting and waterproof note is being printed by De La Rue and includes a security feature of an image of Scotland that changes colour as the note is moved and tilted.

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David Duffy, Clydesdale Bank’s chief executive, said the note had proved “extremely popular” with the public, businesses and collectors who had seen it.

A £10 polymer note will be launched in 2017. Clydesdale Bank introduces about £400 million worth of new notes every year and in 2015 reached the milestone of having more than £2 billion worth of notes in circulation on a single day.