Bristol Pound

Love Bristol. Go Local.

Bristol Pounds stick to Bristol, build community connections and work for people not banks to create a fairer, stronger, happier local economy.

The Bristol Pound is the UK’s first city wide local currency, the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution, and the first that can be used to pay local taxes including Business Rates and Council Tax.

The Bristol Pound is run as a not-for-profit partnership between the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union.

You can spend Bristol Pounds at every participating business using either paper Bristol Pounds, or from a Bristol Pound account with any mobile phone by using our simple TXT2PAY sms payment system, or over the internet.

Having electronic accounts makes Bristol Pounds easy and convenient to use for the public and opens up the opportunities for business to business payments. All electronic accounts are managed by Bristol Credit Union on established and secure banking systems.

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