The new £20 note: What you need to know

The Bank of England has unveiled the design of our new polymer £20 note, which will be issued on 20 February 2020.

Key information and timescales about the new £20 note

  • It contains sophisticated security features and is the most secure Bank of England banknote yet
  • It’s polymer, just like the existing £5 and £10 notes
  • It incorporates two see-through windows and a two-colour foil, making it very difficult to counterfeit
  • There’s a metallic hologram which changes between the word ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’ when the note is tilted

When does this new £20 note enter circulation?

It’ll be issued on 20 February 2020

What resources are available to help staff?

Training materials, films and photos of the new £20 can be found at

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