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The F4S debit card

Support Founders4Schools by sharing some of your holiday bank fee savings. Your new card is the alternative to your regular bank debit card, saving you fees abroad.

Show your support with the Founders4Schools Debit Card
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Show your support with the Founders4Schools Debit Card

Currensea are proud to support Founders4Schools by creating a bespoke debit card that enables you to save money abroad and show your support for this amazing cause.

Registering via the app? Add the referral code ‘FOUNDERS’ to get your unique card.

Our bank partners

We partner with all the major UK high-street banks
We partner with all the major UK high-street banks
How does it work?

How does it work?

It’s a Debit Card that works with your existing high street bank account - just like your normal bank debit card, but better.

It's a debit card that works with your existing high street bank account

Managing your donations

Keep track of your donations on the Currensea app or dashboard and increase or decrease your contributions levels at any time.

Manage your donations using the Currensea App

What our customers think

Round up

Rounding up

The simplest way that you can make a difference is by instantly rounding up your spend to the nearest few pence. You decide.

Automatically donate pennies, and watch as they turn into pounds.

Morning coffee?

Save when you travel

Whenever you spend in foreign currency, whether that’s online shopping or travelling abroad, your bank will typically charge 3-5% in fees. Your new debit card removes the bank fees. Some or all of those savings can automatically be donated. You decide how much. 

Save and donate when you travel
Save when you travel
Your protection is our priority

You’re always protected

Whatever you buy and wherever you buy it, you’re protected by the Mastercard Chargeback Guarantee.
Your protected by Mastercard Chargeback Guarantee

With Currensea, your protection is our priority - you’re covered.

About Founders4Schools

You can't be what you can't see.

Role models are important for us all, but even more so for young people. In fact, research shows that students who experience four or more business role model encounters are five times more likely to be in further education, employment or training when they leave school.

Founders4Schools is a UK careers education charity which improves the employment prospects of people under the age of 25 by ensuring these business role model encounters are accessible to all, without barriers. Through our services we connect young people with a diverse network of role models, educating them on the huge range of career pathways available, raising their aspirations, instilling self-belief, and offering insight into the rapid changes in the emerging world of work. 

Through these encounters we also promote social mobility, reduce gender bias, close the UK skills gap and provide equal access to prosperous careers, levelling the playing field for those who need us most.

Founders4Schools is a registered charity (1162197).

About Founders4Schools
Spotlight on our projects

Spotlight on our projects:

Despite evidence of equal gender ability in maths at GCSE, there is an underrepresentation of girls pursuing maths post-16, which impacts at both an individual and societal level.

Maths4Girls works to combat the gender gap in business by inviting a diverse community of role models to demonstrate the importance of maths as a core foundation and the limitless career opportunities maths presents. 

Role models help to drive gender equity in industries which are currently underrepresented by females. This also increases financial independence, social mobility, economic growth and empowers more female entrepreneurs.

5 easy steps to save money and show your support

1
Sign up and connect
Currensea works with all the major high-street banks and uses the same encryption technology as the banks, keeping your details safe and secure.
2
Spend anywhere
Whether at home or abroad, online or in shops, all 180 currencies are accepted. Just spend as you would with your bank debit card.
3
Save (at least) 85%
If you spend in foreign currency whether online or abroad, we notify you to let you know how much you’ve saved in fees and how much you’ll be charged in GBP after each transaction.
4
Automatically donate
Your selected round-up on UK spend and % contribution on foreign spend savings, is automatically donated on every transaction. You can amend your contribution % at any time via the app or dashboard.
5
Keep control
We collect the funds automatically by Direct Debit from your bank after you’ve spent. So your money stays securely in your bank account. You’re in control.
^Must have the latest Currensea iOS or Android app to receive notifications

See how much you can save

Save in 180 currencies vs high street banks or any prepaid card.

Currensea pricing plans

Our plans are simple and transparent. Spend in confidence, without the hidden fees

Essential

£0/year

Saves 85% on bank charges

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Competitive 0.5% FX rate

Across card spend & ATM withdrawals

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Donate to Founders4Schools

Control your % donated easily in the app

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Fee free ATM withdrawals abroad

2% FX rate over £500pm(i)

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Money Transfer
Send between £100 and £20,000 per transfer from your UK bank(i)
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Advanced security

Spend notifications, set spend limits & freeze/unfreeze card

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Purchase protection

Mastercard chargeback protection

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Spend in all 180 currencies

Worldwide acceptance with Mastercard

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Free card delivery

Exclusive Founders4Schools Mastercard debit card design

Premium

£25/year

Saves 100% on bank charges

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Market leading 0% FX rate

Across card spend & ATM withdrawals

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Donate to Founders4Schools

Control your % donated easily in the app

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Fee free ATM withdrawals abroad

1% FX rate over £500pm(i)

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Money Transfer
Send between £100 and £20,000 per transfer from your UK bank(i)
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Advanced security

Spend notifications, set spend limits & freeze/unfreeze card

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Purchase protection

Mastercard chargeback protection

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Spend in all 180 currencies

Worldwide acceptance with Mastercard

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Free card delivery

Exclusive Founders4Schools Mastercard debit card design

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Preferred Hotels and Resorts access

Complimentary night stay when booking 4+ nights (i)

Elite

£120/year

Saves 100% on bank charges

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Market leading 0% FX rate

Across card spend & ATM withdrawals

Tick
Donate to Founders4Schools

Control your % donated easily in the app

Tick
Fee free ATM withdrawals abroad

1% FX rate over £750pm(i)

Tick
Money Transfer
Send between £100 and £20,000 per transfer from your UK bank(i)
Tick
Advanced security

Spend notifications, set spend limits & freeze/unfreeze card

Tick
Purchase protection

Mastercard chargeback protection

Tick
Spend in all 180 currencies

Worldwide acceptance with Mastercard

Tick
Free card delivery

Exclusive Founders4Schools Mastercard debit card design

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Elite concierge by “Ten”

Mastercard Travel and Lifestyle Services

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LoungeKeyTM

Discounted access to 1100+ lounges

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Avis “President’s Club”

Membership with exclusive benefits including double upgrades

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Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Access over 3,000 locations with exclusive benefits

More about Elite

No hidden fees

No weekend charges, non-sterling transaction fees, foreign currency purchase fees, internet purchase fees or dormant card fees.

So, how does Currensea make its money?

Advanced Security

Currensea is a layer in front of your current bank account, giving you extra security and making your bank work that bit harder.
Authorised by the FCA

Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority

Secured with the latest bank security and encryption technology

Secured with the latest bank security and encryption technology

All purchases protected by Mastercard Chargeback Protection

All purchases protected by Mastercard Chargeback Protection

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Our environmental commitment

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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.

We are carbon neutral

We’ve been awarded our 2020/2021 certificate by Carbon Neutral Britain, officially confirming we're doing our part in offsetting more than we produce through our partnership with treepoints. Treepoints 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.

We are a Carbon neutral business
Removing more than we produce

Removing more than we produce

We know our cards contain plastic, and are working on different solutions to reduce this. In the meantime, we're focussed on reducing the impact of our cards, and 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.

Our charity commitment

Currensea are registered with the fundraising regulator, number 259474
Registration demonstrates our commitment to fundraising in a way that is legal, open, honest and respectful in line with the Code of Fundraising Practice
Registered with Fundraising Regulator