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 points from credit cards? – August 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our August 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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: