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    • unclearengineer
    • By unclearengineer 17th Feb 16, 1:52 PM
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    Curve Card
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    • 17th Feb 16, 1:52 PM
    Curve Card 17th Feb 16 at 1:52 PM
    Official MoneySavingExpert Insert Jan 2018:

    Hi everyone, you may like to read ourNew Curve card claims to be 'the only card you need to carry' - but here's what to watch out for news story.

    Back to unclearengineer's original post...

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    I saw a new "Curve Card" advertised and reviewed.

    From what I gather, for £35 you get a pre paid Mastercard connected to your other credit cards which you then use and can select (from an app) which of your original cards is charged.

    The benefits are that you can use your AMEX card anywhere now (and hopefully get the cashback),

    My question is this: As it is a pre paid card, is it still subject to the credit card fee you get charged when using a credit card in some places (like paying for road tax online, for example), or are you not charged at all, as if you had used your debit card?

    For the one off fee I am tempted if it means I can use AMEX anywhere, as I can then get rid of my standard Credit Card that pays less in cash back, and also use it to pay for things like insurance without the AMEX fee (obviously paying off the balance at the end of the month and taking the cash back).

    Any other thought on it?
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 26-01-2018 at 8:44 AM.
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    • jpwjpw
    • By jpwjpw 24th Feb 19, 8:26 PM
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    jpwjpw
    I can't seem to pay money into my government childcare account using my Curve Metal card. They only accept debit cards (showing the Visa and Mastercard symbols) but the number is not accepted as a debit card. Anyone else had the same problem?
  • archived user
    Between Curve Card and Revolut..
    Do any of the experts on here know which card is better for Fx and overseas Travel?
    Originally posted by JamieGT
    They are the same, they both use the interbank rate with a fee at the weekend.
    • JamieGT
    • By JamieGT 18th Apr 19, 7:01 PM
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    JamieGT
    hope someone here will be able to help me..

    Can I pay of a credit card bill, using my curve card?

    Thanks again for the help.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 18th Apr 19, 7:03 PM
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    Gary_Dexter
    Yes.
    But what is the underlying card you’re using?
    • JamieGT
    • By JamieGT 18th Apr 19, 8:33 PM
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    JamieGT
    Yes.
    But what is the underlying card you’re using?
    Originally posted by Gary_Dexter
    is it allowed if you use another credit card?
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 18th Apr 19, 8:56 PM
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    Allowed - yes.

    Will you incur charges if it treats it as a cash transaction rather than a purchase - also yes.
    • Fingerbobs
    • By Fingerbobs 18th Apr 19, 9:12 PM
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    Fingerbobs
    Allowed - yes.

    Will you incur charges if it treats it as a cash transaction rather than a purchase - also yes.
    Originally posted by Gary_Dexter
    Sorry, actually not allowed. Refer to Curve's Fair Use Policy:

    "Curve does not allow you to pay off your credit card bills with an underlying credit card selected in the Curve app."

    https://www.curve.app/en-gb/fair-use

    It may work, but it's not allowed.
    Last edited by Fingerbobs; 18-04-2019 at 9:13 PM. Reason: Edited to add link to Curve's Fair Use Policy.
    • stphnstevey
    • By stphnstevey 14th Jun 19, 8:58 AM
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    Still can't pay on HMRC and no answer from Curve. Tried to top up Amazon with £5 gift card and it doesn't work either. I guess my card stoppped working at all.
    Originally posted by Penelopa.Pitstop
    Did you manage to pay HMRC?
    • Penelopa.Pitstop
    • By Penelopa.Pitstop 14th Jun 19, 11:18 AM
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    Yes, it was sorted. Wrong underlying card details.

    • toothdoctor
    • By toothdoctor 14th Jun 19, 9:50 PM
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    toothdoctor
    Was the underlying card a debit or credit card ?
    • Penelopa.Pitstop
    • By Penelopa.Pitstop 15th Jun 19, 10:03 AM
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    Penelopa.Pitstop
    Credit card, MBNA Horizon.

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