Central Banking

Bank of England News Release

NEWS RELEASE - New Design £5 Banknotes, 21 May.

As announced in April, the Bank of England's new design £5 banknotes, which feature a portrait of the social reformer, Elizabeth Fry, will be introduced into circulation on Tuesday 21 May.

Merlyn Lowther, the Bank's Chief Cashier, whose signature appears on the Bank of England's notes, said "This is the most secure £5 note we have produced. It retains the same colours and size as the existing £5, but with the improved features which were successf

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