Bristol Pound - the UK's largest local currency


Bristol Pound is changing. The UK’s largest local currency is in the process of developing a new scheme that will be called Bristol Pay. 

The original Bristol Pound digital currency has now ceased operation. Any remaining funds have reverted to sterling and are being held in Great Western Credit Union accounts. Please contact Great Western Credit Union to access your account.

The 2018 issue of paper Bristol Pounds expire on 30th September 2021. The paper Bristol Pounds have not been circulating since Covid, as part of the effort to minimise transmission through physical money.

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.