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Curve Card adds support for the Miles & More Mastercard

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Curve Card has added support for the Lufthansa Miles & More Mastercard.

As we covered in depth in our launch articles on the Miles & More charge cards, the Mastercard element is actually a prepaid Mastercard.  This makes no difference in how you use it – except that you shouldn’t use it as a deposit at a hotel or car hire office as the deposit will immediately be taken as a charge – but it did impact Curve functionality.

I added my Miles & More card over the weekend and have done a few dummy transactions including a cash withdrawal.  I will report back if any ‘cash advance’ fees are triggered.

Curve adds support for the Miles & More Mastercard

The key benefits of linking the card to Curve are:

being able to spend abroad without incurring FX fees Mon-Fri (0.5% to 1.5% fee at weekends)

being able to pay HMRC without any fees and earn miles

If this works out with HMRC without surcharges then I can see myself using my entire £50,000 annual Curve allowance to settle my VAT and PAYE bills, picking up a handy 62,500 Miles & More miles in the process …..

Curve will pay you £10 for trying it out if you use our link.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – November 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

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