Bristol pound to go live in less than 20 days!

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By matt_2009 | Monday, September 03, 2012, 13:57

Bristol will have its very own currency next month, with the launch of the Bristol pound (£B).

The currency will go live on Wednesday, September 19 and more than 1,000 residents and 250 businesses in the city have already signed up - see the Bristol Pound Directory.

You can register your intention to use Bristol pounds and apply for a Bristol pound account with Bristol Credit Union now.

This will allow you to exchange sterling for the same number of Bristol pounds by conventional bank transfer or salary payments, and start spending with hundreds, and in time thousands, of businesses.

The primary purpose of the scheme is to strengthen the local economy by encouraging people to use independent Bristol businesses.

      

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  • Profile image for thecriddler

    But the WHOLE point is to promote spending in local stores and NOT the major brands. Think some people are missing the point a bit.

    By thecriddler at 13:19 on 21/09/12

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  • Profile image for donald11

    Waste of time - half of the major retailers in the city aren't going to even accept it.

    By donald11 at 15:42 on 19/09/12

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