Bristol Pound - more than money
Launched in 2012, the Bristol Pound (£B) is the UK’s largest local currency. It aims to create a more resilient and sustainable independent business sector in Bristol and, in turn, a fairer and more inclusive local economy. It does this by keeping the money spent in Bristol Pounds in Bristol, adding to a local circular economy instead of leaking away to distant head offices, supply chains and shareholders.
£B have also recently launched business lending, offering interest free loans to Bristol Pound members; providing finance that meets the needs of local business and will help the business to grow.