The Bank of England’s new polymer £50 entered circulation on 23 June 2021. It features the scientist Alan Turing. The new note will start to become available in bank branches and at ATM’s in the coming days and weeks.

The polymer £50 note contains advanced security features. The note will join the Churchill £5, the Austen £10 and the Turner £20, meaning all Bank of England banknotes are now available on polymer.

There are resource materials for businesses to help check banknotes including downloadable posters, booklets and leaflets available in Welsh and English.

Exchanging old notes

30 September 2022 is the last day you can use paper £20 and £50 notes.

After 30 September 2022, many banks will accept withdrawn notes as deposits from customers. The Post Office may also accept withdrawn notes as a deposit into any bank account you can access at the Post Office. And, you can always exchange withdrawn notes with the Bank of England

For further information please visit the Bank of England website.

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