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Currensea makes travel debit card available on Google Pay

By Gloria Methri

December 08, 2022

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Currensea, travel debit card, Google Pay, FinTech, UK, Apple PayUK FinTech Currensea’s money-saving travel debit card can now be used on Google Pay, providing access to lower overseas foreign exchange fees for more customers. Android users can now easily access their Currensea card through their Google Wallet and make in-person or online transactions above £45.

Currensea is a travel debit card that uses open banking technology to allow travellers to spend directly from their existing account when abroad – rather than switching bank accounts or risk leaving money on a pre-paid card.

It guarantees lower foreign exchange rates (only 0 to 0.5% above the FX base rate), allowing users to save 85% on every transaction abroad. The use of Currensea removes the normal fees leveraged by banks and other card providers. Customers can also benefit from the reduced FX rates when booking accommodation before they travel.

The Google Pay functionality will further simplify the check-out process for customers using Currensea in the UK. Additionally, users can access cashback offers at over 70 retailers – including ASOS, Body Shop, Boots, Cadburys, Lastminute.com, and Waterstones.

Customers can also choose to roundup spending to the nearest 5p and donate this to charity partners St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust, Royal Trinity Hospice, and Surfers Against Sewage, who all offer support branded debit cards through Currensea’s ‘Powered by’ offering.

James Lynn, CEO, of Currensea said, “Google Pay functionality is another major step in our journey to give travellers more control over their money. Offering faster, more convenient, and more secure payments through Android devices will support our mission to make travel spending fairer – ensuring that Currensea is not only the most cost-effective option for travellers but also the most hassle-free.”

The Apple Pay functionality for Currensea is expected to be available in Q1 2023.

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