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More £5 for cash machines

Posted on Tue, 22 March 2011 by Phil Mussell - Banknote News

It's official more of the little blue notes are to be put in Britain's "hole in the wall" cash machines. Currently most "ATMs" only dispense £10 or £20 notes and £5 notes don't enter circulation that readily meaning those that are out there are grubby, dirty or torn. Look forward to getting some crisp fivers from a machine soon.


The Bank of England naturally states that this move is to encourage more £5 notes into circulation - no mention of the fact that in straitened economic times smaller notes might be more necessary than larger ones....