Summer destinations are starting to open up again. We want our users to feel safe in the knowledge that their Currensea card will be there for them when they need travel money.

We’ve had a number of concerned customers ask us whether their Currensea card would still work. This follows the FCA’s freeze of some payment cards due to the recent news on Wirecard. Customers of these providers were unable to access their money for a number of days.

We’d like to assure our customers that we are not in any way linked to Wirecard and have been unimpacted.

There are a number of reasons you’re in safe hands with Currensea:

  • Your Currensea card is an extension of your high street bank account. We don’t actually hold your money. We simply provide you with a way to access your usual bank account when you’re abroad, but without the charges.
  • Currensea is regulated and governed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), keeping you and your data secure. The technology we use has to be bank-level secure – so we’re as safe as all high street banks. 
  • Open Banking technology securely connects your Currensea card to your bank account. You can find our entry in the Open Banking directory here, among the most trusted high street banks. For more information, a Daily Mail article on the safety of Open Banking can be found here.
  • Currensea are a Mastercard Principal member. We have no reliance on intermediaries to issue our cards and no operational dependency on intermediaries based in other countries or subject to different regulations. 

If you have any concerns please contact us, in the meantime please rest assured that when spending abroad, your travel money is safe with Currensea.