The Bank of England has launched a series of new short films. Each film is just 3 minutes long and supports retailers and businesses to train staff to check genuine banknotes and raise awareness of the importance of doing so. They may also be useful to members of the public who want to know how to check their own banknotes.

There are two new short films which retailers can use to encourage staff to focus checking on the key security features on the paper £20 and paper £50 notes – the two most commonly counterfeited notes. These complement the existing videos for the £5 and £10 notes. 

A further film includes security features on all current banknotes. Businesses are encouraged to view the films, update existing training packages and share with their staff to ensure they have access to the latest advice. You can view the films here or please contact for MP4 files which can be uploaded on to your own training platforms.