Current announced $20 million in a Series B round, bringing its fundraising total to $45 million, and its rapid growth to over 500,000 accounts as its unique technology continues to power innovation in products that enable new ways to interact with money and offer affordable financial solutions to all Americans. In addition to these milestones, Current is also expanding its partnership with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments.
Leveraging Visa’s global acceptance, brand and scale, this exclusive partnership will help drive even greater expansion for Current in the digital financial market through an increased ability to reach even more customers of varying demographics with joint marketing efforts.
Wellington Management Company is a first-time investor, and also joining the round is Galaxy Digital EOS VC Fund. CMFG Ventures, the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group, a mutual insurance company serving credit unions and their 120 million members, joined the fundraise. In addition, QED Investors, Expa and Elizabeth Street Ventures return to fund and support the company.
Current’s launch of its personal checking account product in early 2019 has fueled the tremendous growth. Its in-sourced Current Core technology offers stability, faster money and cost savings that are passed to customers through a modern, mobile-only experience that is improving the financial outcomes of more people.
After Current launched with an industry-changing teen banking product in 2017, it leveraged the same core banking technology to launch Personal Checking accounts with benefits like faster direct deposits, gas hold crediting and merchant blocking without charging overdraft fees, minimum balance fees or hidden fees.