Bristol Pound - the UK's largest local currency


Bristol Pound has changed. The team behind the UK’s largest local currency is building a new platform called Bristol Pay.

The Bristol Pound digital currency has ceased 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.

The 2018 edition of paper Bristol Pounds expired at the end of September 2021. It is not currently possible to join the scheme as a new member, and the deadline for reimbursements on expired notes has passed.

Bristol Pay will work in a very different way to Bristol Pound, and it won't even be all about money.  You can read more about our vision for the future here. If you would like to be one of the first to join once the new platform is developed, sign up for the newsletter here.

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