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  • Mick S

    unless I’ve missed something here, what is the actual point of this card?

    I’m guessing most of us on here have a credit card, and possibly curve. I’m trying to think what my use case may possibly be.
    Unless it can be topped up, without fees, from a credit card.

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    DrPositiveOne

    You can’t use it for online transactions… sooooo more or less completely useless.

    Seriously?

    I mean … even my local independent coffee shop I pay through their app when sitting in the shop (free coffees that way).

    Guess it’s a card aimed purely at 7-yr-olds then.

    Completely wrong I just used again for an online transaction at Amazon with no problems at all.

    MingTheMerciless

    Also not sure therefore that this card will facilitate anything @MingtheMerciless or @PaultheDestroyer would be interested in 😂

    HMRC could be interesting…

    chrism20

    You can’t use it for online transactions… sooooo more or less completely useless.

    Seriously?

    I mean … even my local independent coffee shop I pay through their app when sitting in the shop (free coffees that way).

    Guess it’s a card aimed purely at 7-yr-olds then.

    Completely wrong I just used again for an online transaction at Amazon with no problems at all.

    I assume the problem is the retailer the OP has attempted to pay with. I’ve had no issues with the four online txns I’ve attempted with the card since I activated it last week.

    Bill

    In IOM. Can’t get Barclaycard any more or Curve. So I might as well get this for non Amex spend

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    Ryanfozzie

    So….. does anyone know if topping this up with a certain ‘World Elite’ card without any benefits 😉 behind something bendy is triggering it as a cash withdrawal?

    Ryanfozzie

    MCC – 4829 🙁

    abrack

    You can’t use it for online transactions… sooooo more or less completely useless.

    Seriously?

    I mean … even my local independent coffee shop I pay through their app when sitting in the shop (free coffees that way).

    Guess it’s a card aimed purely at 7-yr-olds then.

    It works fine online for me. Card activated yesterday and already used Apple Pay for train tickets and online for Theatre tickets.

    It appears you don’t earn Avios on online transactions unless I’ve interpreted it incorrectly.

    abrack

    Can’t use it to pay for Barclaycard statement, or add to curve! ⚠️

    BuildBackBetter

    MCC – 4829 🙁

    How do you find out the MCC?

    DrPositiveOne

    unless I’ve missed something here, what is the actual point of this card?

    I’m guessing most of us on here have a credit card, and possibly curve. I’m trying to think what my use case may possibly be.
    Unless it can be topped up, without fees, from a credit card.

    It can be topped up with credit card thru curve with no fees so far.

    Ryanfozzie

    unless I’ve missed something here, what is the actual point of this card?

    I’m guessing most of us on here have a credit card, and possibly curve. I’m trying to think what my use case may possibly be.
    Unless it can be topped up, without fees, from a credit card.

    It can be topped up with credit card thru curve with no fees so far.

    What underlying card did you use? BC treated it as a cash transaction.

    memesweeper

    unless I’ve missed something here, what is the actual point of this card?

    I’m guessing most of us on here have a credit card, and possibly curve. I’m trying to think what my use case may possibly be.
    Unless it can be topped up, without fees, from a credit card.

    It can be topped up with credit card thru curve with no fees so far.

    What underlying card did you use? BC treated it as a cash transaction.

    BC V or MC? Older cards may still be V and might work.

    Toppcat

    I have been charged cash advance fees using VS behind Bendy :/

    duggie1982

    Just applied, cant wait to go digging for gold as im not all up to speed with the lingo on here (obviously for a good reason).

    Toppcat

    Can’t be used to top up Che, can’t be used to pay seagulls.

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    Bill_B

    Has anyone tried paying Amex with this?

    Reney

    Has anyone tried paying Amex with this?

    Toppcat’s comment immediately before yours answers your question.

    Bill_B

    Has anyone tried paying Amex with this?

    Toppcat’s comment immediately before yours answers your question.

    Ok, well I was hoping Amex might be different to the other vendors mentioned, but I guess it was just wishful thinking.

    duggie1982

    Got my card today but unless i find a decent way to use it to my advantage then it might not be too useful as have curve, BC avios MC and Amex prime business.

    Does anyone know if its easy to cancel when the free period expires?

    How long can I have it before registering to use? (might be doing a Amex Gold spend for bonus soon so dont want both of these active at the same time as wont get both bonuses with my spend.

    confused

    If I use this to withdraw money in a foreign country’s ATM, can I get AVIOS points?

    FatherOfFour

    I wouldn’t bother applying now without a sign-up bonus unless you’re off travelling in the next week or so ….

    Is there still a sign-up bonus coming?

    Colin MacKinnon

    Got a small corporation tax bill to pay.

    Can’t think of any other way to get points, but does it work with HMRC?

    (ps I got banned from Revolut and cancelled Curve after the IHG letter)

    Bill

    Just tried to do an online transaction. No code received by email or text, so I can’t authorise the transaction

    Bill

    Just tried to do an online transaction. No code received by email or text, so I can’t authorise the transaction

    Same issue on a second website

    Going to get cancelled I think

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