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.
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 Card is FREE and you get paid £5 for trying it out if you use our referral code of OQB4J (added when you’ve downloaded the app, in the profile section). You can apply here, although I will do a full article on Curve later in the week as we haven’t looked at it since the Amex relationship broke down.
(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)