The old £5 note is no longer legal tender.
As you may be aware the new £5 Polymer note came into circulation on the 13th September 2016. This is the start of all the bank notes changing to Polymer with the £10 note coming into circulation in September this year.
If you still have your old £5 note there’s no need to worry as you can change them to the new Polymer note in your bank or building society. If you are still having trouble changing you old £5 note The Bank of England website stated, “If your bank, building society or Post Office is not willing to accept these notes they can be exchanged with the Bank of England in London by post or in person”.
If you would like more information on polymer notes, please visit the following websites: bankofengland.co.uk.