Swiss banks handing out invalid UK pound notes
People travelling to the UK are being warned some Swiss banks are still handing out invalid 10 pound notes.
One woman in Bern exchanged francs for pounds at the Bern Kantonal Bank and was given 100 pounds in the old notes.
Another woman in Aargau had a similar experience – she was given 40 pounds in old notes.
Both banks have apologized.
The women only realized the problem after they arrived in London and found shops wouldn’t accept them.
But it wasn’t a serious issue. Any bank in the UK will still exchange the old notes for new at no cost – even if you’re not a customer.