Bristol Pound - the UK's largest local currency


Bristol Pound is changing. The UK’s largest local currency is transitioning to a new platform and will operate under the new name, Bristol Pay.

The Bristol Pound digital currency has now ceased normal operation and Bristol Pound accounts have been closed. Any remaining funds have reverted to sterling and are being held in Bristol Credit Union accounts. Please contact Bristol Credit Union to access any unspent digital Bristol Pounds.

Bristol Pay is currently under development. If you would like to be the first to hear of any news and updates, sign up for the newsletter here.

It is not currently possible to join the scheme as a new member.

Bristol Pound members will be invited to create a Bristol Pay account once the new platform is launched. 

If you are not currently a member but would like to be one of the first to join on the new platform, sign up to hear the latest news by clicking the newsletter link below. 

Paper Bristol Pounds will remain in circulation until their expiry date of September 30th 2021. There will then follow a 3 month period in which the expired paper pounds can be paid into a Bristol Pay account and exchanged for sterling.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol Pay. Together we can create a greener, fairer and stronger local economy.