Is Your Neighbour a Member Yet?

Join your neighbours in signing up to barter your time, skills and everyday items...

A 'BIG THANKS' to those who have signed up so far, we are due to announce an official UK launch date very soon...

Social Bartering with Favabank...

Favabank Community Bartering Favabank is modernising the age old idea of barter, exchanging items and time as favours between members of your community. Connect with people in your neighbourhood via the exchange of favours.

Bartering Favours Next time you need a helping hand or need to borrow something, why not try to source it from your local community?

Barter and Recycle Your Unwanted Stuff All barter exchanges are tracked using a virtual currency called a 'Fava', to create a 'gift economy' where the more you have given, the more likely that people will want to reciprocate. The Fava is the foundation for 'pay it forward' economics.

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Local conversations with local people:

After joining us you'll be able to share stories and conversations about your local neighbourhood, or anything else you want to chat about...

Favabank Frequently Asked Questions

Bartering Basics

What is Barter? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Must I find people who'll swap their stuff for mine? Show AnswerHide Fancy

But what if someone who wants a direct swap? Show AnswerHide Fancy

How do I Start Bartering on Favabank?

First of all you'll need to create an account: Show AnswerHide Fancy

What if I didn't receive a validation email? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Must I give something before I can ask for something? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What happens when I place an ad? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Can Favas be transferred between accounts? Show AnswerHide Fancy

How can offers or exchanges be cancelled or refunded? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What profile information can other people see? Show AnswerHide Fancy

How do I deal with any disputes? Show AnswerHide Fancy

How can I close my Favabank account? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Where can I find help if I get stuck? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Bartering Reputations

How do I Build My Bartering Reputation? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What is a 'Trusted Stranger'? Show AnswerHide Fancy

More About the 'Fava' Currency

What is a 'Fava' actually worth? Show AnswerHide Fancy

May I see some pricing examples? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Can I join if I don't have any 'real' money? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Debts and Reciprocation

What if people run up debts without giving back? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What if I have nothing to offer in return? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Using Cash Alongside Favas

Is it possible to trade partly in cash and partly by barter? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Can I ask for cash to cover expenses? Show AnswerHide Fancy

User Authenticity, Privacy and Safety

How do ensure my safety when trading? Show AnswerHide Fancy

How do I know if I'm trading with a genuine person? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Who can see my private details? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Skills & Professionalism of Members

Will the person be qualified to do the job? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What skill levels will be offered on Favabank? Show AnswerHide Fancy

Bartering for Businesses and Organisations

Can my business sign up and barter? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What if I am a sole trader? Show AnswerHide Fancy

What About the Tax Man?

Are barter trades taxable? Show AnswerHide Fancy


The bartering concepts in Favabank will be new to many people, here are some videos to help:

How the Fava works...

The Fava is based on a mutual credit system, here's how it works:

Building your Bartering Reputation...

You will be trading on your bartering reputation, here's how it works:

See more about building a bartering reputation at ' Bartering Reputations'


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