Carney says new £20 note is ‘most secure yet’

£20 polymer banknotes
£20 polymer banknotes
Photo: Bank of England

The Bank of England unveiled the design for its new £20 banknote today (October 10), with governor Mark Carney describing it as “our most secure note yet”.

The polymer note will include combinations of security features never previously used on a UK banknote, the BoE says, including two windows and two colours of foil.

The note depicts JMW Turner, the English painter, who was chosen by Carney to appear on the note after a nominations process that was open to the general public.


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