What should I do with my First Trust Bank banknotes?

 

Until midnight on 30th June 2022

You can continue to spend, accept and lodge First Trust Bank banknotes into your bank account as normal. First Trust Bank banknotes will continue to be accepted by retailers, high street banks and the Post Office® until midnight on the 30th June 2022.

After 30th June 2022

After 30th June 2022 any AIB 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.

 

After 30th June 2022 noteholders in the UK can exchange First Trust Bank banknotes for sterling banknotes free of charge at any Post Office® across the UK 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 AIB 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 AIB branch in Northern Ireland or call us on 0345 646 0203. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday (except on bank holidays).

 

Related information

 

First Trust Bank is a trade mark of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.), incorporated in Northern Ireland. Registered Office 92 Ann Street, Belfast BT1 3HH. Registered Number NI018800. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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