Evening Times

Bid to boost supply of fivers

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THE £5 note is set for a New Year comeback in UK cash machines after the Bank of England said it would launch a campaign to boost its circulatio­n.

The bank plans to urge major banks to increase the availabili­ty of £5 notes in their ATMs, while it will also ask retailers to give out more fivers in change to meet consumer demand for the note.

The number of £5 notes in supply rose slightly in the last two years from around £1bn to £1.3bn, but there is much more to do, the bank said.

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