New £20 note unveiled ahead of February release - MSE News

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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  • tallmansixtallmansix Forumite
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    When will we get a bank note with Martin Lewis on the back? :money:
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    Fingerbobs wrote: »
    I rarely use cash, but I hate the new plastic notes. I find them very difficult to count because they're too slippery.


    I almost gave 2 x £10 change the other day as they were stuck together. Awful if dealing in any quantities/counting as they go everywhere.
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    These new notes are a pickpockets dream - they don't even have to pick a pocket, just wait until they fly back out. Never ever fold them!
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    fatbelly wrote: »
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    Well there's a lot of effort gone into it but the end result doesn't look very interesting. I don't suppose it matters.

    It's a horrible design - thankfully we'll get three of our own designs to look at and only see these on occasion.
  • FingerbobsFingerbobs Forumite
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    Why is it so difficult to find the dimensions of the new note? Google takes me to a PDF document on the British Parking Association web site; it gives me no results on the Bank of England's site. On the Bank of England's own site I had to delve through to page 15 of a PDF entitled "Take a Closer Look A5 Booklet" to the page on features for the blind and partially-sighted, where I finally found the dimensions.
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    LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    edited 13 October 2019 at 11:41PM
    Fingerbobs wrote: »
    Why is it so difficult to find the dimensions of the new note? Google takes me to a PDF document on the British Parking Association web site; it gives me no results on the Bank of England's site. On the Bank of England's own site I had to delve through to page 15 of a PDF entitled "Take a Closer Look A5 Booklet" to the page on features for the blind and partially-sighted, where I finally found the dimensions.

    Do share :)

    Edit: Found it.


  • edited 14 October 2019 at 7:49PM
    Eco_MiserEco_Miser Forumite
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    edited 14 October 2019 at 7:49PM
    It is on the Bank of England's site, but probably not in a searchable place.
    https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/polymer-20-pound-note
    Drag the slider to spin the £20 note and various 'interesting' facts appear, including its size. 139mm x 73mm for those who can't be bothered playing with an interactive animation.
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