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Residents urged to check for UK paper bank notes

They're being withdrawn from circulation at the end of September

Isle of Man residents are being urged to check if they have any United Kingdom paper £20 or £50 notes before they are withdrawn from circulation on 30 September 2022.

Anyone with notes in their possession is advised to pay them in to their bank or have them exchanged for newer notes. They may also be spent while they remain legal tender, although acceptance would be at the discretion of the business owner.

The withdrawal from circulation follows the introduction of polymer, or plastic, versions of both notes which include additional security features designed to make them harder to counterfeit. 

Isle of Man Bank will continue to accept the discontinued notes after the deadline and repatriate them to the UK.

Most other banks on the Island are expected to take a similar approach.

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