Have you been dying to get your hands on one of the new polymer £5 notes?
Most people will no doubt be fine when it comes to waiting, and ride it out until one pops out of a cash machine, or they get some with their change from a till.
However, some people are collectors, or just generally excitable, and there's ways of you getting your hands on one right now.
The notes will first appear in ATMs at six major cities in England and Wales, and they'll be sat in some cash machines right now. That's hardly an exact science though, as we've not found out which cities they are, and we're not sure which ones give out fivers.
Of course, if you think you're in one of the six major cities, people will be drawing them out and spending them, so if you're in a shop buying a sandwich or something, feel free to ask the cashier if there's any new £5 notes in the till that you can have.
440 million of the new £5 have been printed, so you shouldn't have to wait too long to see one in your hands.
If that's not good enough, then you can go directly to the Bank of England. There, they have a bank note exchange desk, so if you want to swap an older fiver for a new one, they'll be happy to do that for you.
That's a service that's good to go as of yesterday, so if you're nearby, pop in.
The Bank of England exchange counter is open from Monday to Friday, 9am 'til 4pm, not including Bank Holidays, obviously.
Or, you could just pop into your local bank and see what's going on there. They should have stacks of the new £5 notes, which you'll be able to swap or ask them for.
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