FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu is celebrating its Mastercard debit card launch by announced its Christmas Charity Campaign. The company reported it is planning to donate the price of a meal to Fareshare every time a customer uses their card for their supermarket shop online and in store, regardless of the size of the transaction until the end of the year.
“Almost 1 million people a week access FareShare food from over 10,000 charities including food banks, children’s clubs and domestic abuse refuges. Just £2 can provide five meals at a children’s breakfast club, while £10 provides food for 24 meals at a community café.”
While speaking about the campaign, Alyson Walsh, Commercial Director of FareShare, shared:
“FareShare are always looking for new ways to partner with businesses that are as passionate about tackling food waste as we are. We’re therefore delighted to receive the support of Ziglu through a scheme that triggers a donation when customers shop at key food retailers. The combined impact of Ziglu and its customers will help us to unlock more surplus food and provide thousands of nutritious meals across the UK in these increasingly difficult times.”
Mark Hipperson, Founder & CEO added:
“The Coronavirus crisis has shone a light on hunger and poverty in the UK with more than 8.2 million people struggling to afford to eat. So instead of advertising our card launch we are using those funds to donate the price of a meal2 every time one of our customers uses their Ziglu card at a supermarket.”
As previously reported, Ziglu was founded by Hipperson. The platform has built a global account for the digital age, which is traditional and digital currency managed within one app, competitive and transparent prices across all currencies, and the ability to spend like a local instantly.
“We’re not a Bank, we’re better. Bringing the challenger bank experience to digital currency and bringing digital currency to traditional banking services. A unique modern-day account. At Ziglu you get competitive and instant access to both FX and digital currencies. You can spend any currency via our Mastercard debit card and your digital currency is automatically protected up to £50,000 against cyber-attacks.”
The company recently closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £2.9 million raised. Ziglu previously raised £5.25 million in seed funding and the crowdfunding raise is part of a larger fundraising round.