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The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers

38b Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh EH3 7SW

Tel: 0131 473 7770
Fax: 0131 473 7799

About us

Originally known as the Scottish & Northern Ireland Banknotes Technical Standards Board, the Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers ("ACBI") was established in November 2008 pursuant to matters highlighted in the following UK Treasury consultations:


"Banknote issue arrangements in Scotland and Northern Ireland" (July 2005); and "Financial Stability and depositor protection: further consultation" (July 2008).


ACBI provides a forum to assist the Bank of England in the discharge of its responsibility for maintaining confidence in the integrity of all paper currency in the UK and supports the Bank in this area in relation to all banknotes issued by the note-issuing banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In addition, ACBI facilitates discussion, debate and cooperation amongst its members on matters of mutual interest or concern that relate to banknote issuance and that are not of a competitive nature.

The activities and operations of ACBI are governed by a constitution document agreed amongst its members. You can see a copy of ACBI's constitution by clicking here


ACBI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.