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£5 notes

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Hi,

 

Mainly aimed at our foreign con goers but a reminder to UK residents too. Next year, after the 5th of May, our old £5 note will no longer be legal tender, meaning you won't be able to take them to a con. I only got my first new one yesterday and that's what triggered me to think that many others may come next year with cash that they cannot use.

 

The old ones can be swapped easily at any bank or post office, but I'd not swamp them straight away or at the last moment. After 5th of May, you'd need to visit the Bank of England to swap them over, so I hope this helps someone.

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wjbleming    1,003

Fantastic, there goes my saving of English notes. :crying::grump::laugh:

 

At least I'll be able to get them changed when I'm over next year. Thanks for the heads up, Vicky's bf

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I've just phoned my bank to ask them to change all the Five pound notes that I have in my account... They said they will change them.. You better do the same.. :smile:

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CosmicAvatar    341

Ahhh, I wondered why my local ATM had suddenly stopped dispensing £5 notes (it's the only one I know that did). I guess they'll start producing the new ones at some point, but in the meantime, I'd better make sure that at some point I get rid of the ones I've been saving for cons! Thanks for the reminder.

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Zahariel    965

On the flip side our ATM at work started dispensing them but the car park machines don't and won't be taking them so it's caused a bit of a kerfuffle!!

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