About Currensea


Should we really be charged to spend abroad or have to jump through hoops to avoid fees? Currensea was created to solve that problem simply and transparently. 

About Currensea - the direct debit travel card
About Currensea - the direct debit travel card

Who we are

In 2017 two ex-investment bankers were fed up with excessive charges from their banks after their family summer holidays. They'd tried pre-pay cards and secondary bank accounts, but the faff of endless topping up, remembering separate balances, and the inevitable card declines meant these options were gathering dust in a draw. 
They both knew there had to be a better way, so they developed a multi-currency debit card that connects straight to an existing bank account but eliminates the banks' charges abroad.

And so the concept of Currensea was born…

What is Currensea?

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Currensea is a Mastercard Principal Member and authorised by the FCA.

What our customers are saying

What the media is saying

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What the industry thinks

Proud winners of

Currensea -  Direct Debit Travel Awards

Finalists for

Currensea - Finalists for the British Bank AwardS 2021, 2020 Open Up Challenge and 2020 100 Fintech Disrupters

What our partners say about us

Currensea and Mastercard

“Mastercard recognises the excellent value that the Currensea proposition can bring to the UK marketplace, and will be offering a full range of support”

Kelly Devine, Division President, UK & Ireland

Currensea and Santander

"The Currensea proposition is potentially a real game changer in retail banking, allowing retail banking clients to maintain their existing bank account and relationship whilst at the same time benefiting from the science of Fintech.  A real win:win for incumbent banks and their clients with an enormous potential market.  The simplicity of the solution for the user is perhaps its strongest feature whilst at the same time bringing genuine transparency of pricing".

Jon Bowring, Head of Professional & Financial Services Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking

Currensea and GPS

“The team at Currensea have delivered a revolutionary programme that delivers a cost-efficient and sustainable structure through direct integration with the Open Banking framework. This allows them to provide their users with an account that helps them manage and save their money, as well as giving the user the chance to have environmental impact by ringfencing the savings they make to offset their carbon footprint. Genius!"

Neil Harris, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Global Processing Service

Currensea and Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

"We are pleased to partner with Currensea, which provides a new way for our customers to earn KrisFlyer miles in the UK. As travel restrictions gradually ease, we hope that KrisFlyer members can benefit not only from travel spending being made easier with Currensea, but also the faster route to travel rewards when travelling more with Singapore Airlines."

Mohamed Rafi Mar, Singapore Airlines General Manager, UK & Ireland

Our environmental commitment

Working together to do more

Our commitment to you

To us sustainability is part of running a responsible business and we are working to ensure that we operate in an ethical, transparent and responsible way. Whether that be by making small changes in the office, our supply chain, or by working with charitable organisations - you know that you’re working with a company that cares.

Currensea are carbon neutral

We are carbon neutral

We’ve been awarded our 2023/2024 certificate by Carbon Neutral Britain, officially confirming we're doing our part in offsetting more than we produce through our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. Eden work with charities and organisations globally, to offset our carbon footprint by planting trees, supporting local communities in reducing their reliance on fossil fuels, and creating more renewable energy sources.

Increasing our cards lifespan

Increasing our cards lifespan

By extending the lifespan of our travel debit cards from 3 to 5 years we are reducing our plastic waste and our carbon requirements in producing and delivering our cards, resulting in an overall reduction of our footprint.

Removing more than we produce

Removing more than we produce

We know our travel debit card contains plastic, and are working on different solutions to reduce this. In the meantime, we're focussed on reducing the impact of our cards. We have committed to removing 2.5 times the plastic we produce every year. We do this by supporting Plastic Bank who recover and recycle ocean bound plastic.