Retailers urged to use training materials for new £5 note

Posted on Friday 23rd September, 2016 by

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged retailers to make full use of the Bank of England’s training materials about the new £5 banknote, which is made of polymer (a thin, flexible plastic) and went into circulation on 13 September 2016.
According to ACS, the new checks needed to identify fake £5 banknotes will be the biggest change for retailers. The new £5 banknote features a number of innovative security features that staff must check for, including a 3D coronation crown, a see-through window and a holographic foil patch. In addition, most cash-handling machines (including self-service checkouts and ATMs) will need a software update and some cash-handling practices may need amending.
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