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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 24th May 18, 4:12 PM
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    MSE News: First VERTICAL £5 and £10 notes to enter circulation
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    • 24th May 18, 4:12 PM
    MSE News: First VERTICAL £5 and £10 notes to enter circulation 24th May 18 at 4:12 PM
    Ulster Bank has revealed the UK's first vertical banknotes, which are due to enter circulation next year...
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 24th May 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 5:07 PM
    I'm still going to put them in my wallet sideways.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Jibeddy
    • By Jibeddy 24th May 18, 5:16 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 5:16 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 5:16 PM
    I'm still going to put them in my wallet sideways.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    But will you hold your wallet vertically to compensate?
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 24th May 18, 6:33 PM
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    • #4
    • 24th May 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 6:33 PM
    Wow, what an utterly dull piece of reporting. Who cares?

    It is also inaccurate reporting (and by no means for the first time) as it says,

    The polymer notes will be issued in Northern Ireland but will be legal currency and usable for cash transactions across the UK.
    Notes issued by Ulster Bank can be used in the rest of the UK if someone is prepared to accept them, but they are not legal tender:

    http://edu.bankofengland.co.uk/knowledgebank/what-is-legal-tender/
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 24th May 18, 6:43 PM
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    • #5
    • 24th May 18, 6:43 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 6:43 PM
    Wow, what an utterly dull piece of reporting. Who cares?

    It is also inaccurate reporting (and by no means for the first time) as it says,

    Notes issued by Ulster Bank can be used in the rest of the UK if someone is prepared to accept them, but they are not legal tender:

    http://edu.bankofengland.co.uk/knowledgebank/what-is-legal-tender/
    Originally posted by ValiantSon
    It doesn't say that they are legal tender (not that the concept of legal tender is relevant 99% of the time).
    • paulbrighton2018
    • By paulbrighton2018 24th May 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 8:03 PM
    Dave Gorman already got this covered.. :-) seek out the full episode, if possible- its brilliant!
    comedy co uk /tv / dave_gorman_modern_life/videos/12148/how_not_to_fold_a_note/
    Last edited by paulbrighton2018; 24-05-2018 at 8:09 PM.
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    • JezR
    • By JezR 24th May 18, 8:21 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 8:21 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 8:21 PM
    They aren't the first 'vertical notes' issued in the UK either. Northern Bank had them in 1999


    For example: http://www.tomchao.com/eu/ireln2fx.jpg

    Admittedly this was a special edition.
    Last edited by JezR; 24-05-2018 at 8:23 PM.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 24th May 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 9:22 PM
    For goodness sake how can you say the notes are vertical- it's the design! If you want to hold standard notes in portrait position rather than landscape does that make a them worth less/ more????

    many a mickle makes a muckle- shame it's a Scots phrase rather than one from NI- or in other words making a mountain out of a molehill!!
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 25th May 18, 11:50 AM
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    • 25th May 18, 11:50 AM
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    • 25th May 18, 11:50 AM
    It's an RBS gimmick, and MSE have played right into their hands reporting a non-story
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 25th May 18, 3:52 PM
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    Slow news day?
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