Old £5 note
I just thought I would make you aware, you need to spend your old £5 notes by Friday 5th May 2017. After that date you won’t be able to spend them in shops or restaurants.
If you do find some hidden away after that date and want to swap them over for new tender you will have to make the trip into a bank, building society or Post Office. You will need to be a customer of the bank for them to exchange the note.
It is possible that a high street bank will stop exchanging them after the cut-off date but The Bank of England is legally obliged to.