An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:
Bank Machine rolls out £5-only ATM
As growing numbers of customers tighten their belts amid the economic slowdown, UK independent ATM operator Bank Machine is rolling out a network of units that only dispense £5 notes.
Why only fivers? Perhaps this makes sense for small cash withdrawals, but for larger amounts I would imagine a combination of large notes and some fivers would be more practical. Leaving the debates on a £5 coin and contactless cards aside for the moment,
both of which could mean "less time at sales tills and less fiddly loose change", does dispensing £200 in the form of 40 fivers really add up? Will this not lead to machines emptying quickly and higher servicing costs? Will be interesting to see what happens.