The Exeter Pound is a simple and fun new way to explore the rich, local trade in Exeter. This is a city that has, at its heart, a symphony of shops that are run by local people. Swap your sterling for this local currency at one of the exchange points in the city, grab a handy guide, and set out to discover all that local trade has to offer. The Exeter Pound is an invitation to adventure!
This local, complementary currency has been designed by the community. The notes, which look and feel like sterling, feature some of the exciting people and places of Exeter. What makes it different is that it is only be spendable with Exeter’s local, independent traders. Of which there are many! With Exeter Pounds in your hand, you won’t run out of places to visit. Each street has its own unique character, and they all tell the story of the city.
The Exeter Pound is far more than just a novelty - it challenges people to think about how they spend money in the city. By wielding a wad of the local notes, you will be writing the next chapter of Exeter’s story, by supporting the people who make this city a lovely place to be. The notes are available now, so pop to one of our key exchange locations the next time you visit the city, get some Exeter Pounds, and let the money show you around.
As well as £E1, £E5, £E10 and £E20 notes, Exeter’s currency was launched with a special commemorative £E15 note featuring Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell to celebrate Exeter as a host city of the Rugby World Cup 2015.
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