Cast your mind back to January of this year – arguably the bleakest month of the Northern Hemisphere winter and a time to think seriously about planning spring and summer holidays.
In theory, an ideal time, you might think, to launch a payment product promising to slash the cost of card transactions for U.K. bank account holders traveling abroad. Thus, the founders of fintech startup, Currensea had every reason to be optimistic.
The rest – we know is history. In March, the World Health Organisation confirmed that the outbreak of Coronavirus was indeed a pandemic. A couple of weeks later, Britain was locked down, and while it was still possible in theory to travel overseas, in practice, airlines and ferry companies slashed their services. The travel industry went into a meltdown.
Speaking to me across a Google Hangouts link earlier this month,