The ultimate way toThe ultimate
way to
get instant cash back
get instant cash back
ditch the hidden fees
ditch the hidden fees
build your credit
build your credit
earn interest
earn interest
get paid early
get paid early

Get StartedOpen Account
Prepaid Visa Card

The best account for better finances

KOHO is a free spending and savings account designed for all Canadians. Equipped with our prepaid Visa card and mobile app, you’ll be able to budget, spend, and save like a pro.

Peoples Trust Company | Visa Trademark
Better Finances with KOHO

Cash back for everything, everywhere

Get 0.5% cash back on every purchase that you can instantly cash out in-app wherever, whenever!

Apple Pay Logo | Google Pay Logo | Samsung Pay Logo
Earn Instant Cash Back

Stay connected and protected

Lock your card in-app, securely shop online, and rest assured your money is protected with top-tier security. It’s no wonder why KOHO is trusted by over 375,000 Canadians.
KOHO Virtual Card

It’s not just another card

We’ve thought of just about everything you’d need to improve your financial health.

The proof is in the praise

KOHO has been featured in:

Social Proof - Press Logos
Social Proof - Press Logos

Questions?

KOHO is a free spending and savings account where you can get instant cash back and earn interest on your entire account. You get a prepaid reloadable Visa that gives you all the spending power of a credit card without any fees or interest.

Unlike a credit card, however, the KOHO card draws from funds that are already your money. This key difference makes you spend more mindfully and effectively save more. It’s connected to a smart budgeting app that simplifies day-to-day finances with spending insights and balance updates after each purchase. As a result, the average KOHO user saves 7% of whatever money they load into their account.

It’s pretty simple. You add funds to your KOHO account in one of three ways: e-Transfer from your regular bank account, loading through an existing Visa debit, or by having your work’s payroll directly deposit your paycheque (we call this direct deposit).

Then, you use your KOHO card, either in person or online, to make purchases just like you would with any debit or credit.

Plus, KOHO runs on the Visa network, so merchants can treat your KOHO card just like a normal credit card transaction.

We’ve partnered with Peoples Trust, a federally regulated bank to hold any money you load onto your KOHO card. This means that if anything were to happen to us (and that’s a big if!), your money would be safe and you’d be able to access it through Peoples Trust. If you place your money in interest-bearing accounts, not only will you get a high interest rate, but your funds will also be eligible for CDIC insurance.

The big difference is that we’re digital-first. We prioritize financially empowering our users over things like branded ATMs (though KOHO works at any ol’ ATM, and we won’t charge you for using one). Consequently, we can keep our costs low and aim to pass these savings to our users.

Plus, you get at least 0.5% cash back on all your purchases, and 2% on 3 major categories with a KOHO Premium account. You can make even more when you shop at our brand partners.

Also, our app is pretty awesome.

We’ve put in the research time to make it dead simple to use, and there are lots of built-in ways to make the most of your money.

We tweak and improve our app in order to release updates every three weeks. Which, to be frank, is not a thing banks can say. Banks usually release a new version of their apps once a year.

Honestly? Probably, yes – but you can use KOHO for most of your day-to-day needs and have your regular bank as back-up.

If you’re down to have your paycheque deposited directly and never need to write paper cheques, you can use KOHO for all your personal finance needs.

It’s super simple to pay your bills from your KOHO account. You can also send unlimited free e-Transfers, and, of course, use the card anywhere Visa is accepted. Also, you can instantly deposit e-Transfers from other KOHO users.

However, if you need to write cheques or receive e-Transfers from non-KOHO accounts, you’ll still need a regular bank account for those functions.

Most people start out by using KOHO for the fun kind of spending – loading their account with what’s left over after accounting for standard expenses and savings. The guilt-free spendable, if you will.

Some financial experts recommend around 30% of each paycheque should go toward guilt-free spending, but your specific budget might vary.

It’s just as easy as reaching for a credit card, but it won’t cost you 20% to finance your life and since it’s already your money, you know you’re staying within your means.

Ready to get started?

Signing up is free and fast. We’re talking 5 minutes, zero credit checks.

Get StartedOpen Account

Company

AboutCareersCultureGamerLearnPartnersTravelStatus

Connect

The KOHO Visa* Prepaid card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to license by Visa Int. *Trademark of Visa Int., used under license. **These services are provided by Service Providers, including Visa, Peoples Trust Company and Galileo Processing. Learn more about your finances with Visa Practical Money Skills.