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£5 Polymer Banknotes

£5 Polymer Banknotes

2nd September 2016

The next Bank of England £5, £10 and £20 banknotes will be printed on polymer.

The new fiver will be issued on 13 September 2016. Full details of the design and security features have been revealed and a free range of training materials for retailers and businesses have been made available. You can find out more about the new polymer £5 note at

The £10 note will be issued in summer 2017 and the £20 note by 2020. You can continue to use the paper £5 note until its legal tender status is withdrawn in May 2017.

Polymer banknotes are cleaner, more secure, and more durable than paper banknotes. They will provide enhanced counterfeit resilience, and increase the quality of banknotes in circulation.