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How to spend

Person handing over B£ paper notes to pay at a fruit & veg market stall

Pay-by-text

You can pay most B£ businesses using your phone by simply sending a text.

  1. Send a text to the B£ number (07926 200 421) instructing payment to a B£ business with the business username and the amount to be paid.
    e.g. ”pay whitehorse 12.99″ ('whitehorse' is the name of the business, and you want send a payment of 12.99)
    The business username will be visible on a B£ branded sign on or behind the counter. Or if you can't se it, just ask!
  2. B£ will send a text to you and the B£ business confirming the transaction and payment received. The transaction is then complete!
    If you got the business username wrong, or have insufficient funds, you'll get an error message.

Pay Online

You can easily pay individuals and businesses online by simply navigating to My Account and clicking on 'Make a Payment' in the left-hand menu.

Topping Up

You can't get spending electronic B£s before you've topped up. That's pretty straightforward too: just head to My Account and clicking on 'Add funds'. You can top up with a bank transfer or using PayPal. You can always check your balance by texting 'bal' to 07926 200 421.

Paper B£s

Pay-by-text may be the easy way, but B£ paper notes look pretty damn cool... Have a look and read more about who's featured on them. If you do want to put them on your wall, fridge, or mantelpiece, pick up some pristine notes from our online shop. But if you'd like to use them, you can get them in a few places in Brixton at face value:

Brixton Pound Shop, 3 Atlantic Road, SW9 8HX

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri – 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun – 10:00am – 5:00pm

20 Storey, 2A Market Row, SW9 8LD

Opening hours:
Mon – 10:00am – 5:30pm
Tue – Sat – 10:00am – 6:30pm
Sun – 11:00am – 6:30pm

Cheques for Cash, 5 Atlantic Road, SW9 8HX

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat – 9:00am – 5:30pm

Diverse Gifts and Gallery, 390 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF

Opening hours:
Tues – Sat – 11:00am – 6:30pm
Sun – 12:00pm – 5:00pm


Morleys of Brixton, 472-488 Brixton Road, SW9 8EH - at the menswear counter

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat –  9:30am to  8:00pm
Sun – 11:00am – 5:00pm