The Bank of England introduced a new plastic five pound note this week, following a growing number of other countries including Nicaragua, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.
The new banknotes are made from a polymer that was first developed for use in Australia. They're cleaner, stronger and last longer than the old paper notes.
Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Russell Padmore about "the new fiver."
Here's a Bank of England video about the updated note:
Russell Padmore, business correspondent for the BBC.
This segment aired on September 16, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.