10 Curve Hacks That Give You a Financial Edge
Ok, so you know what Curve is. It simplifies your financial life by connecting your accounts to one smart card and one even smarter app.
That's why you love us, right?
But we can do so much more than that. With Curve, there are many benefits that give you the edge over your financial counterparts. We like to call these benefits Curve hacks.
We've picked out the 10 hacks you need to know, sourced from the Curve team and our community.
Got some Curve hacks of your own that you want to share? Comment and let us know!
Curve hack #01: Maximise your overseas security
Keeping your money safe and secure is always a priority whilst abroad. Travelling to a tourist destination known for pick-pockets? Carry your Curve card instead of your whole wallet and lock your card when you’re not using it. 🔒✈️
*Always keep some backup cash in your socks too, like Mum taught you.
Found the lock card function fantastic this week on holiday. Card returned, no hassle. Back in action. #loveit— Terry Whitehead (@terryw560) September 11, 2017
Curve hack #02: Use non-Contactless cards 'Contactessly'
For small payments, Chip & PIN is a thing of the past. Got any old-school bank cards that you can't do without? Remember Curve is Contactless, so you can load any card onto Curve which isn’t Contactless and use it Contactlessly. ☕️🍺
(Side note: Contactlessly not an actual word, do not use in Scrabble)
Got my @imaginecurve— Charlotsa (@charlotsa) February 3, 2018
All my boring bank 💳💳💳 linked to one contactless card so I can buy my 🍸🍸🍸 as quickly as I drink them 😇
Curve hack #03: Go Back in Time tactically
Too much month left at the end of the money? Pay with a credit card through Curve, then switch the payment back to your debit card a couple of days later (after pay-day) to become a Go Back in Time veteran. 🚀⚡️
We had you covered this time, next time try to budget better. 😉
Curve hack #04: Foreign Exchange done right
Taking away your home currency card on a trip abroad?
Before Curve: Nasty FX bank fees and withdrawal charges.
After Curve: Low +1% at market exchange rate, flexible global spend, no need to withdraw money ✅ No stress. ☀️🌆
Been using for over a year now. If you think UK is got place for Curve try using when overseas.... That's when it really takes off and I've saved £100's in FX fees! #gottaloveCurve— jonpearce (@jonpearce) January 24, 2018
Curve hack #05: Pay with credit, anywhere
Have you ever:
Had an unexpected credit card fee ontop of a transaction? 🙄
Been worried about somewhere not taking a payment on your credit card? 😬
Curve is a debit card, linked to your cards. No charges, constantly saving and flexible spend. 💪😎
Fab. Because it I could use it in Costco that don’t take credit cards that would be simply awsome!!👍— Mike Leeman (@m_leemo) February 11, 2018
Curve hack #06: Automatic currencies
Ever been unsure of how much cash to exhange in a foreign country, or where the ATM machines will be for withdrawals? With Curve, we eliminate the stresses. Curve becomes your underlying currency all on one card, meaning there's no need to manually switch. Simple finances, happy holidays 😌🌴
Curve hack #07: Double dipping your rewards
Make the most out of your spend and never miss out on a deal at your favourite retailers. Our new rewards scheme gives 1% cashback - load your other cashback cards onto the app and get both. 1% Curve +1% cashback credit card = double cashback. Take home twice as many rewards. 😎💸
Curve hack #08: Cash-in-hand
Ever been caught in a sticky situation where you're stuck with no money with no applicable cards for ATM withdrawals? In need of some emergency cash for the parking, a cab or small transactions at your local retailer? As Curve is a MasterCard Debit, it works with all ATM machines in the UK, with no extra fees. Just select the card you want to withdraw it from on the App, and the cash is yours 💰😏
Curve hack #09: Chip & PIN with ease
Ever panicked during a Chip & PIN payment at the till because:
You couldn't decide what card to use, or
You couldn't remember specific PIN numbers?
Panic over ❌ with your Curve card, you only ever need to remember one PIN number. Never have to pocket dance looking for an alternative card at the till again. 🕺🏻
Curve hack #10: Refunds: without the hassle
We've all been there. Wallet bulging with receipts with payments that you can't even remember; before the inevitable headache ascends when trying to find the one you actually need. Problem solved ✅
Turn on email receipts in-app and never face these stresses again. When you need to retrieve your receipt, dip into your mailbox and there you go. Refunds made simple 📲👌
So there you have it, 10 groundbreaking Curve hacks that make your financial life that little bit sweeter.
Got your own Curve hacks that we've missed out? Feel free to let us know 🗣👇
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