I thought this was worth posting about because I do know of people who bring Sterling over here to exchange, and they often bring fifty pound notes. The foreign office has announced that £50 notes featuring Sir John Houblon on the reverse will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014. They can be used normally until then. For several months after this most banks and building societies will accept these notes for deposit into customer accounts. Barclays, RBS, NatWest, Ulster Bank and the Post Office have agreed to exchange Houblon £50 notes, up to the value of £200, at their branch counters until 30 October 2014. The Bank of England will always exchange its old-series notes. For the full information poster please click HERE.