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Curve Card is back – but with a £5 fee for new joiners

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Curve Card is back in action via a new processing deal with  This is a pretty impressive turnaround given that their previous payment processor, Wirecard, was closed down with no notice on Friday.

By an exceptional stroke of luck, Curve was due to move away from Wirecard on Sunday anyway having already seen the writing on the wall.  It seems that the team was still able to pull this off despite Wirecard being shuttered.   

There are still some outstanding issues – anyone refunding a purchase made on Curve before Friday may not see their money for a while – but in general all seems well.

Curve Card £4.99 fee

As part of the move away from Wirecard, Curve has now brought in a fee if you want to receive a physical plastic card.  These are:

  • Curve Blue: £4.99
  • Curve Black / Metal: No fee

Whilst much of Curve’s functionality can be accessed via Apple Pay and other mobile wallets, or via online payments, HFP readers are likely to want a physical card.  This allows you to make cash withdrawals in the UK – up to monthly limits – and have it recharged as a purchase without fees to a miles or points earning Visa or Mastercard.

You can learn more about Curve Card in our master article here although it has not been updated to reflect the £4.99 fee.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our June 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 card

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

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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.

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

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

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