As long-term readers will realise, Expert with Points has a special affection for Curve, the debit card that lets you combine almost any card into one.
We find the digital wallet aspect of the product extremely convenient, allowing you to manage and track your spending across multiple cards in one place. What is more, last month Curve announced that they were dropping their FX fees on weekdays and lowering it to 0.5% at weekends – thus allowing avid points, air mile, and cashback collectors (such as ourselves) to escape the 3% fee charged by their card issuer.
In fact, the only downside to Curve was the fact that it stopped accepting American Express (AMEX). However, it looks like this will soon change; yesterday saw a very interesting video being posted on the official Twitter of Curve, stating that American Express support will be re-added soon. At this time we do not know an exact date but the fact that Curve are now willing to post about it themselves (they have been hinting for the last couple of weeks and months) suggests that it may only be a matter of weeks away.
When AMEX is re-added, Curve will allow you to make charges to your AMEX card (collecting its perks) even if the retailer does not normally accept AMEX.
How to get Curve
To apply for your own Curve card, simply download the app (here) and follow the instructions. There are two versions of the card, the free Curve Blue card and the £50 Curve Black card. For full details about both of these and the Curve rewards cashback scheme, check out our article (here). Currently, you can get £5 free when you use a referral code regardless of which card your choose – ours is 7UJ2B – Simply enter in when asked whilst signing up.