Three banks are authorised to issue banknotes in Scotland:
- Bank of Scotland plc
- Clydesdale Bank plc
- The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
Four banks are authorised to issue banknotes in Northern Ireland:
- Bank of Ireland (UK) plc
- AIB Group (UK) plc (previously trading as First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland)*
- 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 seven issuing banks.
*AIB Group (UK) plc ceased issuance on 30 June 2020, First Trust Bank banknotes will remain legal currency until midnight on 30 June 2022 and can be used as normal until then.