Are you still holding on to a paper £5 note?
Millions of paper fivers are still being carried around despite it no longer being legal tender by the weekend.
The Bank of England has said around 150m paper £5 notes are still with the public.
Shops may well refuse them on Saturday, banks should be able to change them.
The paper £5 note which features Elizabeth Fry will no longer be legal tender by midnight on Friday night.
The variant has been replaced by the polymer £5 note which features Sir Winston Churchill.
The new £5 note has been in circulation since September, since this time is has been circulating with the paper note.
Banks will continue to accept or replace any old £5 notes brought into a branch by their own customers. This will continue for at least the next few months.
A spokesman for RBS said: “After the note goes out of circulation, customers will still be able to bring in their old £5 notes for exchange at one of our branches. Non-customers will be directed to their own bank.”
A Lloyds Banking Group spokesman said: “We’ll continue to accept them from our customers, either exchanging them for the new polymer note, or depositing it into their account, whichever they prefer.”
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