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Your Questions Answered

We have a friendly UK-based support team, ready to help Monday to Saturday. Give us a call 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Or contact us via live chat 8.30pm - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 1pm Saturday

Your Account

Can anyone open an account?

The Fair Everywhere account is designed to help all small and medium sized businesses based in the UK or sole traders registered in the UK, subject to residency and identity checks.

How much does the account cost?

Seeing pricing table, and everything we don't charge, are clearly listed here.

Why am I charged a transaction fee for purchasing something on my card outside of the UK?

Transactions fees are charged for converting your money into a foreign currency. We charge 2.75% of the transaction amount when you use your prepaid card to make a transaction in a currency other than sterling. For example: if you were to spend £100 outside of the UK we will charge you a £2.75 transaction fee. For currency exchange fees (daily and historical) please visit the Mastercard website. Our full list of fees can be found here.

What fees do you charge?

See details in the Summary Box here

Can I apply if I'm a sole trader?

All sole traders, limited companies and partnerships are welcome to sign up for a Fair Everywhere account. See our terms for further details.

Can I use Direct Debits?

Yes. You can make life easier by arranging regular payments via Direct Debit. We'll even send you a text message if you need more funds to cover your payments.

How do I pay and receive money into my account?

Funds can be paid into your account by you or a third party via regular transfer, standing order or Faster Payments from any UK bank account.

How do you keep my money safe?

Fair Everywhere holds any money in your current account in a safeguarded account with our chosen banking provider. Any money on your card is held in a safeguarded account held by the card issuers (Equals Money International Limited) chosen banking provider.

Can I get my funds paid into my account directly?

Yes, you can. As soon as you've opened an account, we'll send you your account number and sort code. Simply share these two numbers with anyone you'd like to pay funds into your account. To receive funds into your account from abroad, please give the sender your IBAN and SWIFT details. You have different IBAN and SWIFT details for each of your currency wallets.

How can I check my balance? Do you send paper statements?

You can check your balance any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through your online account. We don't send paper statements but you can view your statements online and print these for your records. Your statements can be displayed in a range of formats compatible with most cloud accounting software providers.

Do you have an app?

The Fair Everywhere mobile app allows you to manage your day-to-day money management easily from any mobile device. You can check your balance quickly without having to log in, view your statements, pay your bills, and receive secure messaging with push notifications for all payments in and out of your account. You can also use the app to report your card lost or stolen 24 hours a day.

Do you offer overdrafts?

The Fair Everywhere account isn't set up to offer overdrafts at this stage.

How do I pay a bill/transfer money?

You can pay bills from your account by Direct Debit, standing order or same day/next day Faster Payment, either by using your online account or by telephoning the call centre (please see opening times).

Direct Debits

Simply give your sort code and account number to the company you wish to pay. You can view your active & cancelled Direct Debits on your online account.

Standing orders

In order to set up a standing order on your account you'll need the sort code and the account number of the organisation you're paying. Sometimes they'll also require you to have a reference number.

Electronic Bank Transfer

You can transfer funds from your account to any other UK bank account via Faster Payments*. Please see the details for this service below.

Same Day Faster Payments Received at the beneficiary bank
24/7 Immediately
Next Day Faster Payments Received at the beneficiary bank
Monday to Friday before 16:30** Next day
Saturday/Sunday Tuesday

*Some banks only accept BACS payments. These take 3 working days

**If you affect a Next Day Faster Payment after 16:30 Monday to Friday, it will be received at the beneficiary bank the day after next.

How do I deposit cheques?

To deposit cheques into your account, use the bank giro slips provided by Fair Everywhere and make the deposit at any Barclays Branch. Please see terms & conditions for charges associated with this service

What are your call centre opening times?

  • Phone lines are open:
    • Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm (closed weekends and bank holidays)
  • Live chat is open:
    • Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
    • Saturdays 9.30am to 1pm (closed Sundays and bank holidays)

Do I have an IBAN and SWIFT code?

You can use your IBAN (International Bank Account Number) when making or receiving international payments. It doesn't replace your sort code and account number - it's an additional number that contains extra information to help overseas banks identify your account for payments.

A SWIFT (or SWIFTBIC) code helps overseas banks identify which bank they need to send the money to. For example, if an overseas bank is sending a payment to your Fair Everywhere account, they'll need our SWIFT code.

You'll find your IBAN number and our SWIFT number displayed in the log-in area of our website. Each currency wallet has its own IBAN and SWIFT number.

Is there a minimum limit for online payments?

The minimum amount you can send in one payment is £100 / €120 / $140.

How much can I hold in my account?

You can send and receive up to £100,000 per month in total through your Fair Everywhere account. Get in touch for pricing if you need a higher limit.

If you are not a bank, what are you?

Fair Everywhere is a trading style of Equals Money UK Ltd Limited who are an authorised payment institution (API), operating under the Payment Services Regulations and authorised and regulated by the FCA. The main difference between an API and a bank is that we are not licensed to use customer's money for any purpose such as lending. There are other key differences between a bank and an API, such as different “Conduct of Business” and capital adequacy rules.

Is the money in my account protected by the FSCS?

Fair Everywhere is a trading style of Equals Money UK Ltd Limited who are an FCA Authorised Payment Institution. This means that we are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Instead, we have segregated your funds in a safeguarded account with our chosen banking providers (Barclays Bank PLC, National Westminster Bank plc or the Bank of England). This means those funds would be separated from our other assets in the event of our insolvency and used to repay you and other clients. Any money on your card is held in a safeguarded account held by the card issuers (Equals Money International Limited) chosen banking provider (Barclays Bank PLC).

Equals Money International Limited is a subsidiary of Equals Group PLC. Registered Office: 3rd Floor, Vintners' Place, 68 Upper Thames St, London, EC4V 3BJ. Barclays Bank PLC, National Westminster Bank plc and the Bank of England provide us with safeguarding account(s), but do not monitor the funds we place on the safeguarding account or how we operate these accounts. As an FCA Authorised Payment Institution, it is our responsibility to segregate funds.

How do you keep my money safe?

Fair Everywhere holds any money in your current account in a safeguarded account with our chosen banking provider. Any money on your card is held in a safeguarded account held by the card issuers (Equals Money International Limited) chosen banking provider.

How do I close my account?

To close your account, please contact your account manager or the team via the details on the Contact page.


Can I get a card for all my employees?

You can set up as many cards to your account as you want, and you can set user permissions at different levels of security access. Additional cards are £5 each

How can I take out cash?

You can withdraw cash using your card and PIN from most cash machines (ATMs) that display the Mastercard Acceptance mark.

You can also get cash over the counter at any high street bank that shows the Mastercard Acceptance mark. You just need to take some photo ID along with your Fair Everywhere card.

Retailers who offer a cashback service can also provide you with cash.


What is the Fair Everywhere Rewards Scheme?

Earn up to 3.5% cash rewards every time you shop with your Fair Everywhere card at participating retailers across the UK. Your rewards are automatically credited to your account.

How do I join?

You don't need to do anything to join the scheme - you are automatically entered into it and can use your card to start earning rewards at participating retailers straightaway, or as soon as your account is active.

How and when do I receive my rewards?

Your rewards will be credited automatically to your account. You will receive the credit into your account in the first week of the month following 60 days after the date you make the purchase at the participating retailer.

How will I know what rewards I have earned?

You will be able to see how much you have earned via your internet your online account. The amount shown on the designated screen will update automatically on each purchase made at participating retailers in the week after the transaction was made.

Confirmation of Payee

What is Confirmation of Payee?

Confirmation of Payee (CoP) is a messaging service introduced to help prevent fraud and payments being sent to the wrong account, keeping your money safe and secure.

What payments and account types will CoP apply to?

CoP covers all payments made from and to GBP accounts in the UK that have a sort code and account number. CoP focuses on Faster Payments, BACS, CHAPS and standing orders.

How will it affect me?

CoP is being added to your account in two stages; the first for payments arriving into your account, and the second for payments leaving your account.

At present, CoP will only assist with the first stage.

To support this, the person or business sending you the money must ensure they have the correct account details for you. This includes:

  • Your full name or your registered business name, exactly as it appears in your account.
  • Your sort code and account number.

It's important to let us know as soon as possible if your personal details change at all.

Later in the year we will be adding the functionality that allows you to verify outgoing payments to UK accounts too.

How is my data kept safe and secure?

Your data is safely stored to the highest standards in accordance with UK data protection legislation and our Privacy Policy. This system is rigorously checked and we are regulated and monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Still have queries about CoP?

For any other queries relating to CoP, please use the Contact Us form or call our customer service team for help.