- The Brixton Pound (B£) exists in paper and electronic format (also known as Pay by Text)
- The paper version was launched in September 2009 and the electronic currency was launched in September 2011
- Around 250 businesses are currently accepting our B£ paper notes and about 150 are signed up to Pay by Text
- Over 1000 people have joined our Club 1000 supporters’ list
- The notes are printed on watermarked paper by specialist secure printers
- Each B£ is worth £1 sterling, so B£1=£1, B£5=£5, B£10=£10; B£20=£20
- The sterling backing for all B£ in circulation is held at a local bank
- B£ notes are NOT exchangeable back to sterling, however businesses may redeem them at face value
- Some traders offer B£ customers special offers for using the money (like a loyalty card for Brixton!) – do check in store for special offers, also keep an eye on our business directory
- The 1st Edition of our notes expired 30th September 2011, with the 2nd Edition being in use since
- Pay by Text balance is accepted by Lambeth Council as payment for business rates
- The notes have already become highly collectable items, and together with the Pay by Text service, they are attracting a lot of media attention and encouraging new visitors to come to Brixton
Pay by Text - Register or log in here
Collectors Packs and NotesClick here to buy our gorgeous new notes!
Download the flyerDownload our Brixton Pound User Guide to know how the Brixton pound works and where you can spend it.
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