10,000 people, 50+ businesses, 1 app.

One quick Wikipedia and you’ll discover that Liverpool was responsible for most of the modern world. A city always been known for its defiance, its innovation and spirit. From pioneers of mass transmit to The Beatles, we constantly remind people not to underestimate us. From Capital of Culture to a more unofficial status of capital of kindness, the people have always shuffled their feet to the tune of The Mersey Beat. The city is now bustling with entrepreneurs and this very breeding ground has now led to the perfect oasis of risk takers and people actively wanting to support them. Enter Liverpool’s local digital currency – now 10,000 members strong in just a couple months.

There’s always been a very strong independent scene in Liverpool; both in psyche and physical places but the rise in independents in the last couple of years has been nothing short of extraordinary. The city is now awash with great independents; from coffee makers to candle-stick makers, and the city has never felt so unique. It’s been our lives to shout about independents for the last four years and to see so many flourish is a wonderful thing to view. 10,000 people now have the app, meaning they have the power to support hidden gems with their thumbs. You’re just a few clicks away from keeping our city interesting.

There are now 50+ businesses in Liverpool accepting the local pound and when you load money on, you get up to 15% extra for your money, saving you 15% when shopping local, and yes, you can use your Independent Liverpool cards as well. Why is this good for the independent? The business is getting the full amount of cash, removing the fees attached to every card transaction you make. Singly, these fees may seem minimal but if you add up every transaction from every person over a whole year, you’re talking the difference between being open for another year or not or hiring someone else. We’ve always attached ourselves to easy revolutions, ones where you can make such a difference without even realising. Just through downloading an app and going for a meal a couple times a year we’re all contributing towards a stronger economy and a brighter more unique future.

If you are on your phone now, click here or below to download and see all the other amazing businesses accepting the Liverpool Local Pound! Did we mention you get £5 free to help get going? So make sure you download it now as we all know calories don’t exist when you get free money so take advantage whilst you can. Think of it like this, just for downloading the app you can get a taste of how to use it in the form of a freakshake, pint of pale ale or a burger bigger than your head. Supporting local has never tasted so delicious or been so easy. iPhone users click here, Android users click here or search ‘Colu‘ on your app store next time you are out and about and be a part of the revolution.