Polymer Note FAQs
Your questions answered
The Bank of England has announced the new £50 polymer note will be released on June 23rd 2021. The Scottish note is tbc.
You will still be able to use the paper £50 note until it is withdrawn from circulation. The withdrawal date will be announced after the £50 polymer has been issued and at least six months prior to the date you'll no longer be able to use the paper for £50.
Devices purchased in the last 12 months are already calibrated to the new £20 and £50 note.
Customers who have older models or a mix of older and new models should contact our Polymer Ready support team to be guided through the simple updating process.
Minimum requirements for the Be Polymer Ready Upgrade Pack are:
- All Sigma 105 (Machines manufactured after 2010)
- All Sigma 170 or Omega 230 devices machines with removable batteries
- All Cashmaster One range
If, however, your machine does not meet the above requirements, our Polymer ready team will be able to advise on the best options:
It will only take 5 minutes to install our update file using our easy-to-follow instructions.
Yes. The date of introduction has not yet been announced. We will update this page when we have a date. Cashmaster has also completed the calibration process to enable counts of those variants.
With our latest software update, the entire Cashmaster range will be able to count any combination of polymer, paper and coins. Cashmaster devices are already being shipped with built-in capability to count the new notes.
The paper and polymer variants of the notes should be sorted separately in cash drawers and placed separately onto your counter. When enabled, there will be ‘Paper’ and ‘Polymer’ note types active on your device.
Our Polymer ready team are ready to provide further information regarding updating devices ahead of the date at which the new note comes into circulation.