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  • chezkig

    I have used the Curve metal (which allows paying off cards up to £10000 a month) via Virgin and it has now begun charging me hundreds of pounds in cash advance fees. Surely Curve have violated their terms which allows for such transactions to be carried out up to the stipulated amount without incurring any additional fees.

    slidey

    What has started charging you cash advance fees? Curve or Virgin?

    If its Virgin, they sent emails last month stating that they would be starting to charge cash advance fees when paying off credit cards. If curve, how much have you put through fronted in the calendar month?

    Carlos

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    chezkig

    It was Virgin, but Virgin and all other cards have always charged for cash advances and curve fronted was always intended to circumvent this problem

    chezkig

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    This doesn’t work, I have tried it before.

    chezkig

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    It was Virgin, but Virgin and all other cards have always charged for cash advances and curve fronted was always intended to circumvent this problem

    stevenhp1987

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    It was Virgin, but Virgin and all other cards have always charged for cash advances and curve fronted was always intended to circumvent this problem

    Curve isn’t designed to “circumvent” this “problem”.

    There are now cash advance charges for cash like transactions on VS cards. Just because they were incorrectly not charging them doesn’t mean they are in the wrong now. Curve / Virgin have done nothing wrong here.

    If you don’t like it stop making such transactions.

    Mick S

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    This doesn’t work, I have tried it before.

    you may have to ring to get the fees reversed.

    “Go back in time” on curve app and reverse to your bank debit card, or the like. If the fees don’t drop off your credit card then just call them, point out the transaction is reversed. They cannot justify the fee being there, it has to be removed.

    SteveJ
    chezkig

    Do a turn back in time transaction, it will refund and charge another card instead like a debit

    This doesn’t work, I have tried it before.

    you may have to ring to get the fees reversed.

    Everyone is unfortunately missing the point. Virgin has always charged for cash advances but Curve provided a mechanism for overriding this for a monthly charge. Now all of a sudden the same transactions that were put through by Curve so that they would not incur additional charges are being slapped on with heavy penalties.
    “Go back in time” on curve app and reverse to your bank debit card, or the like. If the fees don’t drop off your credit card then just call them, point out the transaction is reversed. They cannot justify the fee being there, it has to be removed.

    MattB

    It’s the exact opposite, virgin T&cs have always said they will charge for cash transactions but their IT wasn’t able to identify most of them them until now.

    duke

    Unfortunately this is what happens when you come to hfp and are spoon fed manaffactured spend opportunities without really understanding how they work. Rinse it to death and then get caught out…when those who do understand have long since moved on. You know they say about something being to good to be true?

    Rui N.

    Yes, all the smugness protects people from being caught out
    Also, if people “moved on” before the opportunity was closed they were not very smart, so they probably aren’t doing very well on those opportunities. But the smugness trumps all ROI calculations.

    duke

    I done well enough, easily had 95’000 free points for the cruise and got another 40’000 since. Sweet as..

    The Urbanite

    Yes, all the smugness protects people from being caught out
    Also, if people “moved on” before the opportunity was closed they were not very smart, so they probably aren’t doing very well on those opportunities. But the smugness trumps all ROI calculations.

    I don’t think Duke is wrong. Gone are the days when you could run £18k a day through two Curve cards on one account and get hundreds a week in Curve Cash. Now there’s little tolerance for blatant MS and if the £10k limit doesn’t hinder progress, their account review teams will. They also block transactions to MCC 4829, not that it’s any good for most credit card issuers.

    What’s left now is not of much practical use to the casual MSer, but every little helps. These days. The industry as a whole is clamping down on MS and no doubt Curve have had to curb this activity to save their relationship with the remaining card issuers who will work with them and their customers!

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    Rui N.

    Duke said nothing even related to that.

    The Urbanite

    Duke said nothing even related to that.

    The point being that it makes sense that the people who were seriously rinsing it would have moved on a while ago, likely when the fronted limitations came in.

    Ibblybibbly

    Sorry if this has been asked somewhere else……but does anyone know, if I overpay a mortgage with Curve with Barclaycard as the underlying card – will I be charged a fee by Barclays and/or Curve ? Thanks.

    Rui N.

    Try it and let us know how it goes.

    Harrier25

    Virgin has always charged for cash advances but Curve provided a mechanism for overriding this for a monthly charge. Now all of a sudden the same transactions that were put through by Curve so that they would not incur additional charges are being slapped on with heavy penalties.

    🤣 Please please please call Virgin with this nonsense and report back with their reply!

    Reney

    @ Ibblybibbly who is your mortgage with?

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