£5 note shortage etc

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Over 70s can now take advantage of kind people shopping and delivering their groceries.
The problem is having enough small change to pay for the deliveries.
Is there any way of changing large notes for (say) £5 notes and £1 and 50p coins without the pensioner visiting a Bank etc.
 
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Over 70s can now take advantage of kind people shopping and delivering their groceries.
So could anyone else.

The problem is having enough small change to pay for the deliveries.
Is there any way of changing large notes for (say) £5 notes and £1 and 50p coins without the pensioner visiting a Bank etc.
Can't think of one.

Shopper carries enough to give change ???
 
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Over 70s can now take advantage of kind people shopping and delivering their groceries.
The problem is having enough small change to pay for the deliveries.
Is there any way of changing large notes for (say) £5 notes and £1 and 50p coins without the pensioner visiting a Bank etc.


One could go really old fashioned and pay by cheque
 
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One could go really old fashioned and pay by cheque
When it was our turn to get the MIL's weekly shop she'd pay us by cheque. I’d pay it into our (Barclays) account using the app where you can photograph a cheque and deposit it into your account. I think most banking apps allow you to do that now.
 
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assuming they still do cash back
they can pay with a card and ask for say £30 cash back and ask for it in say £1/2/5 and 10s
you can also transfer money direct to trusted peoples bank accounts
 
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assuming they still do cash back
they can pay with a card and ask for say £30 cash back and ask for it in say £1/2/5 and 10s
you can also transfer money direct to trusted peoples bank accounts
Maybe not the over 70’s though? Unless I’m reading this wrong, the person doing their shopping would have to take the over 70’s persons bank card and pin to do that which could open up can of worms and how many over 70’s have online banking?
 
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When my Mum was alive she had her pension in cash every week from the PO.
Assuming that they trust the shopper reasonably, the shopper can take the card, get the cash and receipt, and shop. Then return the card and receipt when passing over the shopping.

The pensioner can then pay the shopper.
The PO would pay the pension in whatever denominations you ask for.

Or if the shopper can stand the "debt" just allow a bit of credit with a "pay me after lockdown"
 
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Maybe not the over 70’s though? Unless I’m reading this wrong, the person doing their shopping would have to take the over 70’s persons bank card and pin to do that which could open up can of worms and how many over 70’s have online banking?
no the person doing there shopping would use there card hence the add on about tranfering the money on line to cover it
 
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Most people over the age of 70 don’t do or don’t have access to online banking. Our MIL doesn't, hence the cheque payment to us.
 
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I have POA over the MILs finances and make payments on her behalf, winds the evil SIL up no end
 
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Maybe not the over 70’s though? Unless I’m reading this wrong, the person doing their shopping would have to take the over 70’s persons bank card and pin to do that which could open up can of worms and how many over 70’s have online banking?

Here we have two alternatives for shopping for the over 70`s that are self isolating , a voluntary group who are given the shopping list by the over 70 (Phone) and collect cash from the voluntary organisation pay and deliver the goods and the over70 then pays by cheque to the organisation .

This has now been superseded by our local CO OP the over 70 telephones the Supermarket and gives their order, the order is made up, the supermarket calls back with the cost of the order the goods delivered and a cheque given to the delivery person , this means no cash is involved and helps any over 70 who does not have internet access .
 
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Over 70s can now take advantage of kind people shopping and delivering their groceries.
The problem is having enough small change to pay for the deliveries.
Is there any way of changing large notes for (say) £5 notes and £1 and 50p coins without the pensioner visiting a Bank etc.

Write out a cheque, if the volunteer can wait for the money to clear.
 
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