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  • Umgowah 7 posts

    Whilst the Barclaycard plus card works when spending through Curve, the option of paying off the balance using Curve has now been disabled, you get a lovely little message that they only accept payments from UK debit cards. Still, it was good whilst it lasted (i.e. last month)

    Rui N. 848 posts

    Barclays hasn’t accepted payments via Curve for several years now.

    iamlost 108 posts

    What about using Curve/Barclaycard to pay off Amex – does that work?

    Rui N. 848 posts

    Yes.

    trader363 108 posts

    Doesn’t work for me! Amex says it doesn’t accept curve. It says something along the lines of . . . “This banking institution is not supported”

    trader363 108 posts

    Just tried again – says it needs curve frronted on

    duggie1982 263 posts

    I could do it with Barclaycard via curve with fronted off to pay amex last month (managed to pay 1k off) but now it needs fronted on

    Rui N. 848 posts

    Just tried again – says it needs curve frronted on

    Of course it needs fronted on. That’s a given to pay credit cards…

    duggie1982 263 posts

    Just tried again – says it needs curve frronted on

    Of course it needs fronted on. That’s a given to pay credit cards…

    Not for me last month, only asks for it now (assuming curve updated their database with new bc avios)

    Swiss Jim 50 posts

    The “not working on Barclaycard” anymore is hugely frustrating, as it’s one of the reasons I’m a latecomer to Metal (not the only one….). Hey, you win some, you lose some. Are there other cards (beyond Amex) that are good from a points perspective – and which can still be settled via Curve?

    duggie1982 263 posts

    The “not working on Barclaycard” anymore is hugely frustrating, as it’s one of the reasons I’m a latecomer to Metal (not the only one….). Hey, you win some, you lose some. Are there other cards (beyond Amex) that are good from a points perspective – and which can still be settled via Curve?

    Good luck in getting a reply, awfy hush hush as there was a spy in the group i have gathered

    iamlost 108 posts

    Good luck in getting a reply, awfy hush hush as there was a spy in the group i have gathered

    I just want to clarify one thing. I know I’ll have to pay the 1.5% Fronted fee (or get Metal) to be able to pay Amex, but will Barclaycard charge anything e.g. by treating it as a cash-like transaction?

    duggie1982 263 posts

    Good luck in getting a reply, awfy hush hush as there was a spy in the group i have gathered

    I just want to clarify one thing. I know I’ll have to pay the 1.5% Fronted fee (or get Metal) to be able to pay Amex, but will Barclaycard charge anything e.g. by treating it as a cash-like transaction?

    Last month i paid with the free Barclaycard through curve without fronted on and worked, that loophole is now closed, however i never got a charge on Barclaycard. Try it with curve fronted on for £10 to test it, hopefully you will not be charged from Barclaycard

    jek 121 posts

    Sorry to reviving this old thread but it may be better than open a new one.

    Barclaycard may have gotten much more attentive. They just closed my Barclaycard account and I suspect it is because of using it with Curve fronted.

    So this is a warning if you want to do something similar. Barclays does not incur fees, but they just close your account.

    Bye bye Barclaycard!

    can2 541 posts

    Did they give any reason?

    NorthernLass 7,985 posts

    Which Barclaycard? Can you give some more detail?

    jek 121 posts

    I had the free Avios Barclaycard. Barclaycard have suspended the account and I don’t think that they will give a reason. So I don’t know for sure if it is connected to Curve, but I quite confident that it was because of a fronted cash-like transaction which I did a couple of days ago (and similar transactions last month, too).

    Be careful out there.

    redethernet1 86 posts

    are you likely to open another cc again (amex or barclaycard) after being suspended? I take it the answer is no?

    can2 541 posts

    I guess you mean if the closure is by the bank, does that reflect on your credit report in a way other lenders may see it?

    PeteM 737 posts

    are you likely to open another cc again (amex or barclaycard) after being suspended? I take it the answer is no?

    You will never have any credit ever again… Mwahahahaha

    With various card closures behind me I can confirm the above is not the case ✅

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