New £5 note made available to the public

The Bank of Enlgands new £5 note has been announced, which for the first time in British history is made out of polymer. The switch to the longer-lasting notes will save roughly £100 million as the notes are waterproof, crinkle proof and tear resistant. The old £5 bill, which carries a picture of social reformer Elizabeth Fry, will remain in circulation until next year but it will cease to be legal tender on 5 May 2017 Sep 14, 2016