Danske Bank is introducing a new polymer £20 note into local circulation ahead of the phasing out of the traditional paper note.
The new note will be launched on July 20, and follows on from the £10 polymer note Danske Bank launched in February 2019.
The polymer £20 note will be slightly smaller than the paper version but it will have a similar design.
And it will still feature a portrait of Co Down born inventor Harry Ferguson, but there will be subtle colour and feature upgrades including a see-through section, holographic foil and a tactile feature to help blind and partially-sighted people identify the value of the note.
“In recent years the banking industry as a whole has been moving towards polymer notes as they are generally cleaner, harder to counterfeit and more hard-wearing than paper notes,” Danske Bank’s head of transaction banking, Nicola McCleery, said.
“NI consumers are already used to using various denominations of polymer notes, and the time is now right to complement our polymer £10 note, with this £20 note.
“As we’ve kept our design quite similar to our paper note it will be easy for consumers to recognise it.”