What should I do with my First Trust Bank banknotes?

 

I live in the Republic of Ireland

Until midnight on 30th June 2022

First Trust Bank banknotes will still be accepted by UK retailers, high street banks and the Post Office® in the UK as normal until midnight on the 30th June 2022.

 

AIB customers holding First Trust Bank banknotes can exchange them for Bank of England banknotes at any AIB branch from 13th February 2019 until 30th June 2022.

Non-AIB customers can only exchange First Trust Bank banknotes to Bank of England banknotes in the following AIB branches from 13th February 2019 until 30th June 2022:

Athlone, Cork (66 South Mall), Dublin (Grafton Street), Dundalk, Drogheda, Monaghan, Manorhamilton, Letterkenny.

There will be no charge for exchanging notes. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

 

Noteholders will still be able to convert First Trust Bank banknotes for Euros at a Bureau de Change outlet or other currency providers until midnight on 30th June 2022. You may be charged by the currency provider for this service.

 

If you are visiting Northern Ireland, First Trust Bank branches will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge for noteholders. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

After 30th June 2022

After 30th June 2022 any First Trust Bank branch in Northern Ireland will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge. There is no time limit on this. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

 

We have also made arrangements with the UK Post Office® where First Trust Bank banknotes can be exchanged for sterling banknotes free of charge in all of their 11,500 outlets across the UK after 30th June 2022 for two years, until 30th June 2024. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

After 30th June 2024

Any First Trust Bank branch in Northern Ireland will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge. There is no time limit on this. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

I live elsewhere in the World

Until midnight on 30th June 2022

First Trust Bank banknotes will still be accepted by UK retailers, high street banks and the Post Office® in the UK as normal until midnight on the 30th June 2022.

 

Noteholders will still be able to convert First Trust Bank banknotes for their own currency at a Bureau to Change outlet or other currency providers until midnight on 30th June 2022. You may be charged by the currency provider for this service.

 

If you are visiting Northern Ireland, First Trust Bank branches will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge for noteholders. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

After 30th June 2022

After 30th June 2022 any First Trust Bank branch in Northern Ireland will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge. There is no time limit on this. Supporting documentation including proof of your identity and address may be required. Limits may apply.

 

We have also made arrangements with the UK Post Office® where First Trust Bank banknotes can be exchanged for sterling banknotes free of charge in all of their 11,500 outlets across the UK after 30th June 2022 for two years, until 30th June 2024. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

After 30th June 2024

Any First Trust Bank branch in Northern Ireland will exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for Bank of England banknotes, or other sterling banknotes of equivalent value, free of charge. There is no time limit on this. Supporting documentation, including proof of identity and address, may be required. Limits may apply.

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Need further help?

If you cannot find the information you need in our frequently asked questions or on this webpage, submit a question online and we will come back to you.

 

You can also call into your nearest First Trust Bank branch or call us on 0044 345 646 0203. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday (except on bank holidays).

 

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