Dogs Trust taps Currensea to launch debit cards and boost donations
UK-based animal welfare charity Dogs Trust has partnered with fintech firm Currensea to launch a debit card that allows users to make charitable donations each time they spend money at home or abroad.
Through open banking, the new Dogs Trust debit card can be linked to existing bank accounts and users will be able to make donations to the charity by rounding up spending to the nearest 50p or £1 in the UK and abroad.
Currensea claims users can save at least 85% on transactions made outside the UK “by removing the normal fees leveraged by banks and other card providers”. It adds Dogs Trust supporters can then choose to donate some or all of these savings.
Donations from the new debit card will be used to support dog owners who may otherwise be forced to give up their pets due to the rising cost of living.
“We understand that donating to charity in the current climate may be an additional financial stretch,” says Owen Sharp, CEO at Dogs Trust. “Through the new Dogs Trust by Currensea card, our supporters have the option to easily donate by rounding up their spending, without having the pressure of a regular contribution.”
“This new way of giving from small change will make a big difference to dogs’ lives, ensuring that we are here to offer the advice, training and support dog owners need to care for their dogs, and to help dogs in need of new homes.”
Dogs Trust is the latest charity to team up with Currensea as part of its “powered by” programme launched in Q4 2021, allowing charities to issue branded cards and increase support and donations.