Curve Card - new working code, free £5 and free card

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  1. West

    West New Member

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    Curve provides a free Mastercard debit card, to which you can link your Mastercard or Visa debit and credit cards. This allows you to benefit from no foreign exchange fees (and cashback for some merchants), whilst charging transactions to the underlying credit / debit cards.

    If you use my referral code, as well as getting the card free, you will get an additional free £5 credit once you've made your first transaction:

    XTCBP


    :)
     
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  3. West

    West New Member

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    I've used the Beta app. It's good but my already earnt cashback doesn't show! I've provided feedback to Curve and assume that they'll fix it in a future update, but it's clearly not yet ready to roll out more widely.
     
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  4. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the update!
     
  5. johnbrowell

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    I have just got my Curve card today and am stupidly excited to try it tonight when shopping. Love the idea and the technology behind it.
     
  6. JeJe

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    Note that you can get cash with it, up to 200 per month. Easy 200-300 miles each month if you have linked it to a rewarding card!
     
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    If it's like Revolut, there's a couple of things to be aware of...
    Remember to use it during the day, Mon - Fri. The exchange rate for your cash outside those times is subject to a premium - about 1% IIRC. It's also worth nothing that the £200 limit is per rolling month, so you can't withdraw £200 today and £200 tomorrow to use both your Nov and Dec 'allowance'.
     
  8. SteveBG

    SteveBG New Member

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    ^^^ I hope that makes some kind of sense!
    My assumption was that if you use it to withdraw cash, it'll be treated as a cash advance by your credit card?
    I therefore use Revolut top ups to get cash, and then pay for everything possible with Curve, linked to rewards credit card.
    If you can withdraw cash using the Curve, without incurring CC cash advance fees, then please confirm - that'd be great news!
     
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  9. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Yep - that's right. One of its key USPs really. The situation might change now that they are apparently handing more specific purchase data back to the credit card companies, but for now everything I put via Curve (cash or whatever) is just billed to my credit card the same as any other transaction
     
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  10. johnbrowell

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    I thought there had been comments / updates to say that now they pass full MCC codes through to the lenders, withdrawing cash in the UK, on a UK credit card was not a benefit any more, as it would incur the usual fees and interest.
     
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    By the way, I've only used it for 4 transactions so far, and I am hooked. Love it.
     
  12. JoeD

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    Yes, that's the idea - but, it's up to the credit card companies to then actually use that info. So far, I haven't seen any changes in practice (but that may vary by credit card company.).

    I do imagine it will change at some point though.
     
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  13. JeJe

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    Yes, but many credit card does use the codes. For example, the Virgin credit card does not incur fees.
     
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    Does anyone know if that's the case for the Hilton Honors Barclaycard, both for UK and International cash withdrawals?
    Thanks in advance
     
  15. johnbrowell

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    I'm loving Curve, and tempted to try a small cash withdrawal on my IHG premium credit card. Just a bit wary in case it does end up showing as a cash transaction what with it then incurring interest from the day of withdrawal, and the possibility it will be reported in my credit file as a cash withdrawal on a credit card.
     
  16. JoeD

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    Definitely was ok last time I used it, but that was quite a while (few months maybe?) ago.
     
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    thanks
     
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    Thanks man
     
  19. Richard1974

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    Hi Everyone,

    I got the free Curve Blue card a few months ago and can only echo the other comments in this thread - I am very impressed with it so far.

    As I’m sure you’re aware, Curve is branded (and is accepted by merchants) as a MasterCard, but your spending is actually charged to any of your MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards that you’ve linked to your Curve card.

    The Curve app for iOS is very nicely designed, and the physical card (also with an elegant minimalist design) arrived quickly in the post just a couple of days after registering online.

    I’ve already used the Curve Blue card in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and it’s worked a treat!

    To my mind, the key advantage of Curve is that it enables you to use your underlying UK credit/debit card abroad at a reasonable exchange rate and without a transaction fee during weekdays.

    With the free Curve Blue card you can spend up to £500 per month fee-free, and withdraw up to £200 per month fee-free from ATM machines.

    The long-term prognosis for Curve as a company and a product isn't clear; the abortive Amex saga suggests that all may not be well. However, for now I'm very happy indeed to use the free Curve Blue card abroad while travelling.

    Best wishes,
    Richard
     
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    I just signed up to curve, does anyone that's on the beta amex version, know when it will be available for the rest of us?

    Here's my referral link if anyone is interested in joining and getting £5 credit

    Sign up with code 7D4VQYAN & get £5 https://www.imaginecurve.com
     

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