Clydesdale Bank to launch £10 on De La Rue’s Safeguard® Polymer

Clydesdale Bank has announced its second polymer banknote will be issued into circulation on 21 September 2017.

De La Rue worked closely with Clydesdale Bank on the design of the new £10 note which will continue to feature Robert Burns, the world famous Scots poet. The design also includes the landscape of the old and new towns of Edinburgh, a World Heritage Site.

This launch follows the introduction of Clydesdale Bank’s £5 polymer note, which was released last September and which was also produced by De La Rue.

Like the £5 note, the £10 note is smaller in size, and is manufactured on De La Rue’s innovative Safeguard® polymer substrate. It will also include the Spark® Orbital™ security feature, which is depicted in the shape of Scotland over a transparent window and which changes colour as the note is moved and tilted. These features mean the new notes are more durable and more secure, which helps to reduce counterfeiting.

De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling said:

“We are delighted to continue working with the Clydesdale Bank and to play a supporting role in its history of innovation through the provision of world-leading banknote technology.”


For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller
Head of Media and PR
m. +44 (0)7584 155244


About De La Rue:

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR). For further information visit

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