Three banks are authorised to issue banknotes in Scotland:
- Bank of Scotland plc
- Clydesdale Bank plc
- The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
Three banks are authorised to issue banknotes in Northern Ireland:
- Bank of Ireland (UK) plc
- Northern Bank Limited (trades as Danske Bank)
- National Westminster Bank plc (trades as Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland)
The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers has more information on the six issuing banks.
AIB Group (UK) plc (previously trading as First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland) ceased issuing banknotes on 30 June 2020. Holders of these notes should exchange them with AIB as soon as possible. Information on where to exchange the notes is available on the AIB Banknotes page.