20th April 2017 | Posted in: News

5 May 2017 is the cut-off date for using ‘old’ £5 notes.  They will cease to be accepted by most banks, shops and vending machines from that date.

If you find you still have a note after the 5 May deadline contact the Bank of England.  The Bank of England’s head office in London’s note exchange desk lets anyone with an out of date note swap it for a current one – meaning anyone with an old note can head there and swap the paper notes for polymer ones, but it is an awful long way to go!

You can save yourself a journey by posting the note to Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London  EC2R 8AH but send it by recorded or similar service and keep the receipt.