What a month it’s been. September signified the start of a new era for Wirex, with a number of game-changing initiatives and updates getting off the ground. We launched our crowdfunding campaign and smashed our £1m target in an hour and a half, unveiled a range of exciting new product features and won a CX Asia Excellence award for our Asia Pacific operations.
Oh, and announced our soon-to-be-launched Wirex Mastercard and Rewards 2.0 programme. Looks like October is going to be just as momentous!
Our mission to make all currencies equal is gathering some serious speed.
Wirex X Crowdcube
Our crowdfund is still open! Thank you to all of you who have invested in the Wirex vision so far, we were overwhelmed by the initial response we received. Incredibly, we hit our £1 million target just an hour and a half after the sale opened. As it stands, we’ve reached an unbelievable £2.5 million thanks to our 4,970 amazing investors - that’s 259% of our original goal!
We’re excited to share our vision for the future of money with everyone who wants to get involved - every £ you invest brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of making all currencies equal and accessible to everyone.
And it’s not too late to invest! As we’ve now reached the “overfunding” stage, we decided to extend the campaign to give more people a chance to invest in Wirex. So you can still get involved!
We recently introduced the first stage of a pretty huge product overhaul. Some highly-requested new features have been added to our payment functionality, including new currencies, free card top-ups, free fiat FX, free multicurrency individual IBANs and free SEPA transfers. Phew.
And we’re not stopping there. Very soon we’ll be launching two more stages of our revolutionary product overhaul: the brand-new, industry-defining Wirex Mastercard and our upgraded rewards programme.
The Wirex Mastercard treats all currencies as equal. Its real-time auto conversion feature lets you spend any of your traditional or cryptocurrencies in real life without the need to exchange first. Add to that free ATM withdrawals up to £400 a month, unlimited zero-fee FX and no monthly fees - and you’ve got yourself a pretty powerful piece of plastic.
Before you’ve even got over the excitement of that, we’re throwing more at you. You’ll soon be able to help yourself to new-and-improved benefits thanks to Rewards 2.0! Earn up to 2% Cryptoback™ rewards whenever you use your Wirex card in-store or online, and earn up to 6% APR* on your Wirex Token (WXT) balance every year.
*APR refers to projected staking rewards on WXT balances held with Wirex.
There really is no better time to invest in Wirex.
Winning Women in Crypto
Here at Wirex, we’re all about empowering women to succeed in the crypto space. Which is why we launched our very own Rising Women in Crypto Power List back in August. Nominations are now closed, so keep an eye out for the long-list which we’ll be announcing on the 5th of October. Fingers crossed for you and your inspirational female friends!
If you didn’t manage to enter the Power List, never fear. We’ve got plenty more Women in Crypto-themed opportunities to get involved in coming up. Watch this space…
Asia Pacific for silver
Our amazing Asia Pacific team recently wowed us all by winning a CX Asia Excellence award! Wirex came silver in the “Best use of mobile” category at the 2020 Customer Experience Asia Awards, proving our innovation and accomplishments this year are not going unnoticed!
This award represents the huge progress we’ve made when it comes to user experience, and demonstrates our significant growth in the APAC region in a relatively short space of time. And in case you were wondering - we beat Microsoft and DBS Singapore to the post.
Having won the Innovate Finance Pitch360 earlier this year, we can now add another incredible achievement to the list. It’s Wirex’s year - join us on our unstoppable journey!
A taste of things to come
Our competition-killing Wirex Mastercard will soon be available to order! Stay tuned to hear how it’s shaking things up - and how you can be the first to get your hands on it.
And don’t forget we’ve got plenty more treats coming your way with the upcoming launch of our revamped Rewards 2.0 programme.
Watch this space!