Old £5 note to be withdrawn from circulation on 5 May

The old paper £5 note will be withdrawn from circulation on Friday 5 May 2017.

The only £5 note that will be legal tender after this date is the new polymer £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill, which was introduced in September 2016. After 5 May old paper £5 notes will need to be exchanged at the Bank of England in person or by post.

Read the Guidance for Retailers regarding the new £5 note.

For more information please visit the Bank of England.