We’re partnering with Currensea to bring you a new way to help defeat brain tumours that also benefits you. When you sign up to get your free The Brain Tumour Charity debit card, you’ll start saving money every time you use it to pay for something in a foreign currency. And, you can choose to donate some or all of your savings to help us accelerate a cure.
But, even if you’re not heading overseas this summer, you can still help us defeat brain tumours. You can round up your purchases to the nearest 50p or £1 when using your card in the UK and donate this to us.
This article will cover:
- how the debit card helps you save money
- how the debit card helps us accelerate a cure
- how the debit card works
How your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card helps you save money
Normally, when you pay for something in a foreign currency using a credit or debit card, you’re charged a fee by your bank. This fee is usually around 3% of each non-Sterling transaction that you make.
When you use your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card, you’ll only be charged 0.5% on each transaction if you’re signed up to Currensea’s Essential Plan. If you sign up to their Premium or Elite Plans, you’ll pay an annual subscription but you won’t pay any fee when using your card overseas.
So, whenever you use your new debit card abroad, you’ll always save at least 85% on transaction fees.
You’ll also benefit from the best exchange rates available across 180 currencies – including euros and US dollars.
Going abroad soon?
Going on holiday can be difficult or stressful at the best of times. But it can be even trickier if you or someone you’re travelling with has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Visit our website for tips and advice on travelling when you’re living with a brain tumour. We cover everything from the rules about travelling with prescription medication to requesting special assistance at airports.
How your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card helps accelerate a cure
There are two ways that you can help accelerate a cure while using your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card.
The first is that you can choose to donate some or all of the savings you make when using your card overseas. There’s no obligation to donate anything and you can change this at any time using the Currensea app. This makes it simple to switch between donating when you’re able to or saving money when you need to.
You can also give back to The Brain Tumour Charity when using your debit card domestically. Using the Currensea app, you can choose to round up your purchases to the nearest 50p or £1 and donate it to us. You might only be donating pennies at a time, but that soon builds up into pounds over time!
And, simply by using your eye-catching new debit card, you’re helping to spread awareness of The Charity.
Trouble finding trouble insurance?
Getting travel insurance can be tricky if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. You might find that it’s hard to find insurance right for you and it can overly expensive.
Visit our website to learn more about what to expect when you’re trying to find travel insurance for someone living with or beyond a brain tumour diagnosis.
How your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card works
Your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card is compatible with most UK current accounts. So you don’t need to switch banks or change accounts. There’s no worrying about loading money onto a prepaid travel card or visiting a currency exchange either. You just use your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card like you would your regular debit card – except you save at least 85% on foreign transaction fees.
Because your card is integrated with your current account, it’s quick and easy to apply and your card should arrive within three working days. In most cases, any identity checks can be made electronically. So, you shouldn’t have to deal with the stress of sending away important documents like your passport or driving license.
And, because Currensea are backed by Mastercard, your The Brain Tumour Charity debit card will be accepted in the millions of locations worldwide that accept Mastercard. This also means that all transactions are covered by Mastercard’s 120-day chargeback protection.
You can sign up for your very own The Brain Tumour Charity debit card on the Currensea website.