Coins and notes
New plastic £50 note featuring Alan Turing revealed by Bank of England - but you can still use the paper version for now
A new plastic £50 note featuring the inventor and codebreaker Alan Turing has been revealed by the Bank of England today. It will launch into circulation from 23 June and will eventually replace the current paper design featuring entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt.
25 March 2021
212 million paper fivers and tenners still out there – how to make them spendable again
Millions of old-style paper £5 and £10 notes worth over £1.5 billion still haven't been returned to the Bank of England, over a year since the last of them were taken out of circulation
28 August 2019
Budget 2018: 50p coin for Brexit
The Royal Mint will produce a 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the European Union
29 October 2018
New polymer £50 note to be launched
The £50 note will stay part of UK currency with a new polymer design, the Treasury has announced
15 October 2018
New collectible 10p coins launched - featuring a full English breakfast, fish and chips and James Bond
James Bond, fish and chips, a full English breakfast and the Loch Ness Monster are all featured on a new coin collection
1 March 2018
Got an old tenner? You can only spend it until 1 March
If you've still any non-plastic £10 notes, beware – you only have until Thursday 1 March to spend them
19 February 2018
Old £1 coins go out of circulation this week - but some shops WILL still take them
Hundreds of shops will continue to accept old round £1 coins after they stop being legal tender this Sunday
9 October 2017
Old £1 coins already unusable in many parking and self-service machines
Many parking and self-service machines across the country have already stopped accepting the old £1 coin
29 September 2017
New £10 note released - what you need to know
The new plastic £10 note enters circulation today
14 September 2017
Got a £50 note? Check it's not about to be withdrawn
If you've got a Bank of England £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon, you need to spend or bank it by the end of April
17 April 2014
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Barclaycard customer? Check your account and don't bin post as it's refunding MORE people, with some getting £1,20025 January 2022Keep an eye out for letters from Barclaycard, even if you weren’t on a repayment plan, as its refunding more customers for incorrect fees. MSE has received an influx of accounts from customers who say they received a surprise refund, with several claiming to have been given more than £1,000.
25 January 2022Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis below, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
25 January 2022In addition, those who aren't fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a day eight test or self-isolate on arrival to England.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's all you need to know25 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
25 January 2022Tesco Bank's new prepaid debit card is now available to all 20 million Clubcard holders following a series of trials last year
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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