First Trust Bank to cease issuing

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First Trust Bank to cease issuing

Post by Vellakare » 14 Feb 2019 07:39

They were never the most enthusiastic of issuers in the first place, though their notes remained the most 'Irish' in generic appearance at the end.

https://firsttrustbank.co.uk/personal-d ... cement.pdf

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Re: First Trust Bank to cease issuing

Post by Mac » 14 Feb 2019 12:32

That's quite a big step, terminating the note issue after (counts fingers for a moment) 198 years!

I wonder if it is connected to Brexit and/or AIB's bailout.

Watch out for those final dates of issue people, they may sneak in a short printage last date and maybe a replacement too.

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Re: First Trust Bank to cease issuing

Post by DOC » 14 Feb 2019 20:24

Sad to see the end of a long tradition of banknote issue going right back to The Provincial Bank in the early 19th Century. I wonder if the pressure to introduce polymer notes was an additional factor leading to this decision?

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Re: First Trust Bank to cease issuing

Post by Vellakare » 18 Feb 2019 10:15

I'd definitely suspect it was down to the cost and pressure to introduce Polymers. Like I said - they were not the most enthusiastic issuing authority, being amongst the first to discontinue issuing 1 and 5 Pound notes.

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