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Iceland to accept old Bank of England £10 notes until Easter

Iceland has confirmed it will continue to accept the paper Bank of England £10 notes as payment until Easter Monday
Gareth McKeown

SUPERMARKET Iceland has confirmed it will continue to accept the paper Bank of England £10 notes as payment until the close of business on Easter Monday.

The old £10 notes officially went out of circulation yesterday, after being replaced previously by a polymer version.

The company has confirmed that the old notes will be accepted at all manned checkouts in Iceland and The Food Warehouse stores throughout the UK until Monday, April 2. For technical reasons though it will not be possible to use the old paper banknotes at self-scanning checkouts.

Iceland Group managing director Tarsem Dhaliwal said: “With the Bank of England estimating that there are still more than £2 billion worth of their old £10 notes in circulation, we are keen to help our customers by allowing them to spend these notes in our stores rather than having to exchange them at a bank."

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