Current is a better bank for a brighter future. Current is a Visa® debit card and mobile app that gives you everything you need to manage your money.
CURRENT PERSONAL CHECKING:
-GET PAID EARLY
With early direct deposit, get paid two days ahead
-GAS HOLDS INSTANTLY CREDITED
Receive your refund immediately after swiping at any gas pump.
-MOBILE CHECK DEPOSIT
Easily deposit checks straight from your phone.
-NO MINIMUM BALANCE
-NO OVERDRAFT FEES
-NO HIDDEN FEES
CURRENT TEEN BANKING:
Parents manage accounts for each of their teens and can deposit money instantly, keep an eye on spending with real-time alerts, and know they have given their teens the tools they need to learn financial responsibility.
Each teen account includes a Visa® chip and pin debit card, in their name, that allows teens to spend online, in stores, and use ATMs. It even works with Apple Pay.
Direct deposit allows working teens to get their paycheck deposited into their Current account, and with account numbers they can get paid with electronic checks, and connect eCommerce and payment platforms. Teens can also earn money from chores, pay or request money from friends, and even give to charity.
- Spend the way you want with a Visa® debit card
- Shop online, use Apple Pay, and more
- See your balance so you know how much you can spend
- Set savings goals and track your progress
- Round-up purchases and save a little every time you spend
- Deposit your paycheck electronically with direct deposit
- Earn money for chores and task (get paid for them fast)
- Donate to millions of charities through the app
- Request money from siblings and friends or pay them back
Parents get visibility into their teens spending with real-time alerts that show where transactions are happening. You can instantly transfer money to your teen, no matter where they are. If they are out with friends, or traveling outside the country, sending them extra money is easy. Current takes only a few minutes to setup and conveniently works with your existing bank account.
- Visibility into your teens spending with real-time alerts
- Schedule allowance in advance so it happens automatically
- Send money to your teens instantly
- Connects to your existing bank for easy transfers
- Any adult with a bank account can contribute
Current charges a simple, annual subscription. Unlike prepaid cards and many student checking accounts, we have:
- no transaction or transfer fees
- no minimum balances or minimum transfer amounts
- no overdraft fees
- no activation fee or inactivity fees
- Pause the card right from your phone to prevent unauthorized spending.
- No overdraft fees -- transactions larger than the card balance are declined
- The latest security, including an EMV chip on each debit card
- Ensure your privacy with fingerprint and facial recognition locks.
This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease device battery life.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good idea, needs work
I started free trials for two competing debit card companies, and this one came in second. It takes a full day to transfer funds from my bank account into my parent wallet in the app! That was way too long. I need the money there instantly. I debated this card in the first place because I wanted the chores to be checked off and payment to the kids to be made only if chores were done, but it is not a simple integration. Once you create the chores, you can’t edit them, so even if there is a typo, you are stuck with it! You can’t change the order that the chores appear for each day, and there isn’t a check box to check them off when they’re done. I started by creating a separate chore for EACH action I wanted done, but it takes up most of my screen to show one chore, and with three kids and at least 15 chores each, it wasn’t worth it. I decided to go with another card that does not have the chore option, but transfers to my parent wallet immediately, does not require such an elaborate password to get into the app (how about a PIN or fingerprint?), and I can turn each card on or off any time with only two clicks instead of three. If I think it’s lost? Off. If I can’t find it? Off. Kids have it safe in their wallet? On. Current does not have that option without reporting it stolen.
Developer Response ,
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'd like to clarify some confusion: (1) We will be introducing instant transfers any day now. (2) We are aware of the chores function, and it is something that we are working on. (3) However, you CAN turn your teen's card ON and OFF with Current (without reporting it as lost).
Awful!! Protect your money. Don’t use this.
I have tried nearly every allowance app and current allowed me to schedule regular deposits on a particular date. However, when I went to set up regular allowance for the kids, it only gave me the option to transfer directly from my bank. It is not even an option to transfer from the parent account. That is the entire appeal of the app is to manage allowance funds in one central location. We get paid monthly so a monthly transfer to the parent account makes sense. However we want to pay the kids weekly from the funds in the parent account. As of yet I have not been able to set this up. I contacted support last week but beyond an automated response that said they received my message, I am still waiting to hear anything back. The concept is a good one, but perhaps not effectively executed.
**UPDATE: I had to drop to one star because not only have I not had a response to my email, but I have been trying to get through on the phone and after about 20 minutes of holding a recording came on and said we are currently receiving a large volume of calls. Please email (tried that) or try our online support. Click. It hung up on me! After all that waiting, it doesn’t give you the option to continue holding your place in line. It just drops you so you either start over or give up. I am not giving up until I get a full refund.
Acct is locked with my money in it and I can’t speak to anyone...really?
I researched 4 or 5 different card options similar to this one and I chose Current because I liked that I could assign tasks for payment to the kids and that they could request money. What I didn’t like was that it took 2 days to transfer funds. But after a couple transactions I was “approved” for immediate availability of funds. That was great but then there was an issue when current send a notification that the approval had been revoked because the funds weren’t paid. There was money in the account so I was confused. Instead of being able to call them and resolve it like every other service Current only gives you the option to email customer support. FRUSTRATING!!! The responses are slow and it’s absolutely ridiculous that in a business where you deal with OTHERS MONEY that you would have NO OPTION TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE. So now my acct is “suspended for review” AND I CAN’T REACH ANYONE TO DISCUSS IT AND RESOLVE IT so my money sits in a Current acct that I can’t even sign into while they are “reviewing”. And for something that has no website access the app isn’t detailed enough.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to hear you are having an issue with your account. Please give us a call at 877-347-8300 so we can help you resolve your issue right away. Thank you for being our customer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.