Curve Card

Curve Card is a free and innovative debit card which links to your existing Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Pay on your Curve debit card and your purchase is recharged to your linked credit card - but with no FX fees. It also works where credit cards are not accepted but debit cards are taken.

Curve Card will pay you for £5 for trying it out so you have nothing to risk. It works with Apple Pay and Google Pay too, and the premium metal is a funky metal card.

Our main article on how Curve works can be found here.

Your Curve Card now works with Apple Pay

Curve Card launched Apple Pay integration yesterday. This means that, at last, you can add your Curve Card to your iPhone or Apple Watch. Whilst this was a slightly odd missing feature – Google Pay has worked with Curve for some time – it is […]

How to earn miles on your HMRC tax bill via debit card (Tesco), American Express (Billhop), Curve, Miles & More or Revolut

When HMRC stopped accepting personal credit cards for tax payments in January 2018, it was a blow for many HFP readers who used the Inland Revenue to rack up a substantial number of miles and points. Even a relatively small business like Head for Points […]

Time running out to pay your HMRC Inland Revenue tax bill with your Curve Card

If you have any self-assessment income tax to pay by 31st January, or any VAT to pay in early February, don’t forget that the last day to make HMRC payments for free with a Curve Card is 23rd January. Unless you have Curve Metal, a […]

Curve Card to add 1.5% fee for HMRC tax payments – unless you upgrade to Curve Metal

SUNDAY EDIT: On Sunday evening, Curve put details of these changes back on its website, with two changes: for new cardholders from Monday 25th November, these new policies apply immediately.  Existing cardholders will not switch to the new rules until 24th January (not 21st as […]

Why you should get a FREE Curve Card to maximise your miles and points from credit cards

The newsflow from Curve Card has gone a little quiet of late, but the company dropped users an email this week to promote a huge advertising campaign on London Underground which is about to launch.  (They just raised $60m in new funding and need to […]

Curve Card raises $55m of new funding

Curve Card holders will be interested to hear that Curve has just completed a $55m funding round. This is a substantial step-up on the $10m raised in the previous round and shows that, despite the chaos caused by their very public split with American Express, […]

Curve adds 1% cashback to its cards – you can double-dip with your existing Visa and Mastercard rewards!

Curve Card, the ‘all your cards [unless they are Amex] on one card’ card, has just launched its new rewards program, called Curve Cash. As a reminder, Curve offers to consolidate your entire card portfolio into one card, letting you pay with a Curve Card […]

Why you should get a FREE Curve Card to maximise your miles and points from credit cards

Curve Card is an intriguing payment product which has a LOT to offer to miles and points collectors.  Whilst this introductory article is a little complex at times, the key thing to remember is that Curve Card is free – in fact, they pay you […]

Curve Card adds support for the Miles & More Mastercard

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 […]

Curve Card launches legal action against American Express

According to an article in The Daily Telegraph yesterday, Curve Card is going through with its threat to sue American Express for withdrawing its support in January with no notice. The report says that Curve is seeking damages for the ‘millions of pounds’ spent on […]

Barclaycard is blocking statement payments made via Curve or other ewallets

If you have a credit card issued by Barclaycard, which would include the ‘closed to new applicants’ Hilton Honors card, you should have received a letter last week. Barclays is now stopping you paying your credit card bill with Curve or any other ewallet which […]

Curve Card’s version of what happened with their American Express partnership

Following on from our coverage of Curve and its split with American Express, the blog post below was published on the Curve website on Thursday morning. As few of you will find it there by chance, I thought I would reproduce it here.  I have […]

BREAKING: American Express suspends its relationship with Curve Card, just 36 hours after functionality launched

(EDIT:  Curve has now published a lengthy blog post explaining how the split with American Express occurred.  I copied it into a separate article here.) Here’s something I didn’t see coming.  After launching with much fanfare on Monday, American Express suspended its relationship with Curve […]

Curve Card relaunches – you can charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE:  American Express withdrew from Curve shortly after this article was published! Unless you want to read this article for a history lesson, I suggest that you click here to read this article instead which explains how Curve currently operates, without American Express.) Curve Card […]

Curve Card relaunches – you can charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 2)

(EDIT:  A couple of days after this article ran, American Express withdrew from Curve.  This article is now only useful as a history lesson.  Our most recent introductory article on Curve, reflecting the split with Amex, is here.) This is Part 2 of my article […]

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