The new £5 note is released on Tuesday 13 September. It is the first Bank Of England note to be made from polymer, a flexible plastic material, and it features Sir Winston Churchill.
The New Fiver will enter circulation on 13 September. It will then take a few weeks for the notes to spread across the country to shops, businesses and banks.
The New Fiver is the first of the Bank of England’s new series of polymer notes, with the £10 and £20 notes to be replaced with polymer designs over the coming years.
£10 Note – The new polymer £10 note featuring Jane Austen will enter circulation in summer 2017.
£20 Note – The new polymer £20 note featuring JMW Turner will enter circulation by 2020.