The older-style £20 notes that show a portrait of Sir Edward Elgar were withdrawn on 30 June.
Most banks, building societies and Post Offices will, for a few months, accept the Elgar £20 notes for deposit to customer accounts and for other customer transactions. However, agreeing to exchange notes is at the discretion of the individual institution.
The Bank of England will always exchange its old notes for face value. Notes may be presented for payment either in person or sent by post (at the sender's risk) to: Dept NEX, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.
For further information
Tel: 020 7601 4878