About us

Our mission

We let you spend abroad directly from your existing bank account at fair rates and without charges

That’s why we created a Currensea card. It connects to your current account, offers better rates and doesn’t charge for transactions.

Travel to the sea with your Currensea card and save on charges and exchange rates
Travel to the sea with your Currensea card and save on charges and exchange rates

Our story

In 2017, Craig and James had memorable family holidays and came back with transaction charges, which were also... memorable. They met for a drink to catch up on life but ended up catching up on these recent bills. "There must be a simple solution that removes these charges," they agreed. But there wasn't. You could get a prepaid card and keep topping it up from your bank account. Some cards supported only a few currencies. Or, you had to open a brand-new bank account and manage it on top of your other accounts.

What if we could spend abroad with a card that connects straight to our bank accounts, but without transaction charges?
That's how the idea of Currensea was born. Around the same time, the UK government introduced Open Banking regulation to encourage banks to offer customers a better choice of services. Now, the Currensea idea could become a reality. Craig and James' passion attracted an incredible team that launched Currensea in 2019.