Kermit was wrong

The new wave of ethical shopping

Hey beautiful people, Welcome to ekko

The transformative app, debit card and ecosystem that turns the tide on climate change, without you doing anything different. If saving the world without breaking a sweat is your bag.

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Save the world in simple ways

A coffee here, a tree there​

We combine fintech, marketplace, open banking and retail into 
one transformative app – where every transaction has a positive reaction.

You just keep doing all the stuff you’d usually do, like shopping, banking, or paying bills, via the ekko App, and you’ll make a tangible difference to climate change.

Turning the tide on climate change,
one tap at a time

Here’s how it works

It’s effortless, simply start using the ekko debit card and you’ll be spreading good vibes around the world

Join ekko

Subscribe to ekko and every time you use your ekko debit card you’ll be spreading good vibes around the world by planting trees and preventing plastic from entering our oceans

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Positive change

Every five transactions on your card pays for one ocean bound plastic bottle to be collected.
Every fifty transactions will pay 
for a tree to be planted. Shop on our marketplace of sustainable products 
and services.

Track your impact

Watch your own tree count and bottle count grow in the app. We use the latest technology to show you your carbon footprint from everything you’ve bought. Get alerted every time you plant another tree or prevent another plastic bottle from entering our ocean

Save the world

Every coffee, book, weekly shop and tap of the card is one more towards you planting a forest and collecting 000s of bottles.

Our Partners

Our trees, our bottles

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Partnership with Mastercard®

ekko has partnered with Mastercard to launch in the UK and soon Europe. We’re proud of our partnership and how we’ll allow our customers to make a real difference.
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Priceless planet coalition

Trees are planted in partnership with the Mastercard priceless planet coalition. Each tree is maintained to make sure they have the biggest possible impact.
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Ocean bound plastics

We are partnered with Prevented Ocean Plastic who will clean our world of plastic bottles thanks to the impact our customers will make when using ekko.
We’re crowdfunding

Want a piece of ekko?

We want to give everyone the chance of owning their piece of ekko and being part of what we’re building – if it sounds like your bag then click here. We’ve also done a little video to tell you more about ekko

Crowdfunding

We want to give everyone the chance of owning their piece of ekko.
Who are we?

Meet the team behind ekko

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Timon Haringa
Mobile Engineer
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Aeron Gonzales
QA Engineer
ManishB&W
Manish Vara
Co-Founder & Head of Ops
OliB&W
Oli Cook
Co-Founder & CEO
AlexB&W
Alex Lambert
Creative
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Stephen Garland
Board Advisor
JohnB&W
John Sills
Board Advisor
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Etienne Smith
CTO
MichaelB&W
Michael Maas
Product Manager
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Tom Greenwood
Co-Founder & NED
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Simon Toller
Co-Founder & CFO
AshleighB&W
Ashleigh Tasker
Project Manager
GraemeB&W
Graeme Harris
Lead Engineer
MatteoB&W
Matteo Kalogirou
Backend Engineer
SuchadaB&W
Suchada Kaewyoun
Mobile Engineer

FAQ

To have the biggest impact on our climate, our customers will be planting trees in partnership with the Mastercard priceless planet coalition. Each tree planted is based on the latest research on geography, biodiversity and weather conditions. Every tree is maintained for the first 5 years to make sure they survive and grow into adult trees. 

We are partnered with the award winning Prevented Ocean Plastic who work to clean our world of plastic bottles, as customers use their ekko debit card they will be collecting bottles before they enter our oceans and recycling them.

We’re busy testing and will be onboarding our first customers at the end of the summer

The ekko card is produced by Thames Technology and ekko became the first globally to adopt their eco-range. The card is produced using a post-industrial recycled PVC core along with a degradable overlay.

We’ll email you when your turn is up with your special code. We’re going to launch on a first-come first-serve basis so the sooner you join the waitlist, the better.

our money is safeguarded under the EU Electronic Money Directive 2009/110/EC and UK Electronic Money Regulations 2011. That means your money with ekko is held in a segregated client account at an authorised bank in accordance with the FCA requirements and the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. Due to this the money in your ekko account (which is an electronic money account) is required to be held in a different way to money in bank accounts. It must be held in a completely segregated manner, which means that ekko has no access to your money for its own purposes. If ekko (or any of its service providers) become insolvent, your money cannot be touched, and would continue to be kept safe within the bank for you.