6 ways Curve will revolutionise student life
The time for change is now. Change can be exciting. Change can be risky. Change can be rewarding. Listen up students, we’ve got something in store for you!
We are Financial Freedom Fighters! We believe managing your money should be as simple as possible, because why shouldn’t it be? We want to make sure you understand how you can spend your money, how you see your money, how you send and save your money. And we’ve managed to do this with our beautifully slick card and app.
You may have seen our Curve Student Brand Ambassadors dotted around campus and thought, “what exactly is Curve? Is it the same as every other banking app?” That’s a perfectly legitimate question, and we will now explain to you exactly how and why Curve is making life loads easier for students across the globe
1. Managing and budgeting your money
As a student, managing money in more than one account can often be difficult which makes budgeting for the term even harder. At Curve, we are truly solving this problem. Now for the first time, you can manage all your spending across all your bank accounts in one place.
On the Curve app, you can now see all your cards and finances in one place, which makes it much easier to keep track of that late-night spending on kebabs!
2. Time Machine
Step aside Doc and Marty Mcfly, Curve have well and truly invented time travel and we didn’t need a DeLorean to do it! Ever used the wrong card to pay for lunch, clothes, or even a holiday? Ever said something to the person of your dreams and instantly regretted it? Well, you’ll need to give us a bit more time on the latter but our flux capacitor will be able to make sure you never pay for something with the wrong account again. For purchases up to £1000, you get 14 days after the transaction has been made to decide where you would have liked the money to have come out from and let Curve take care of the rest!
That’s right, you read that correctly. Long gone are the days of worrying about using your personal student account or any other local current account abroad. One of our most exciting features here at Curve (and most useful for many students signing up) is that you will be able to enjoy fee-free foreign exchange* and fee-free ATM*. For Curve Blue card holders you can withdraw up to £200 per month with no currency conversion fees and spend up to £500 abroad, after that there’s a small 2% charge. For Curve Black users you’ll be able to withdraw up to £400 per month before the 2% charge and you have unlimited spending abroad through any bank account of your choice! We know you students like to enjoy summers abroad whether that's trekking through south-east Asia, volunteering, or gaining valuable work experience. Now you won’t have to worry about those pesky hidden transaction fees and still have the benefits of using any of your regular high street bank accounts.
Perhaps you're a foreign student studying in the UK or anywhere in Europe. You can now have the luxury of using your local national bank account in the UK by adding it to your Curve wallet and benefiting from all Curve’s fantastic features!
Carrying numerous cards on you at once is a pain, whether you're on a night out, a team social or just about anywhere. Security is a huge priority of ours. To eliminate any fears or worries of using your card, our clever tech team have made sure all your card details and security info is encrypted using advanced encryption technology. With the touch of a button on your Curve app, you can also instantly lock your card should you ever misplace it.
5. Curve Cashback rewards
Freebies? We’ve got it covered. There’s nothing better than saving money, whilst also spending it. This is why we have our reward scheme set up so you can save money at all the regular places we know students are spending money. If you order food with Deliveroo or shop at Tesco, Starbucks, Amazon or other retails from our select list, then you can get 1% instant cashback at a selection of these as an introductory 90-day offer*
6. Brand Ambassador Program
As we mentioned earlier, you may have spotted our Curve Brand Ambassadors around your campus. This is now your chance to get involved and join the team here at Curve. We’ve got some really exciting things happening and of course, we’ve got you covered with flyers and Curve merchandise at the ready to be sent to you at your uni to help. It’s simple really; if you’re part of a society, sports team, or just like to get about on Campus and refer someone to join Curve using your referral code you’ll earn £5 and so will they! We reward hard work and innovation, so if you reach 50, 100 or more referrals there’s a big bonus waiting for you. Apply here to find out more!