Curve extends Google Pay to 10 more countries in Europe
Nov17

Curve extends Google Pay to 10 more countries in Europe

Curve, the banking platform that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, today rolls outs Google Pay on its platform to 10 more countries in Europe.  Customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands,  Portugal and Romania can now connect all their Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards  to Google Pay through Curve, even if their banks do not support Google Pay,...

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Curve joins Lithuania’s bustling Fintech sector to further expansion across Europe
Oct27

Curve joins Lithuania’s bustling Fintech sector to further expansion across Europe

Banking platform Curve has announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Lithuania. The move will help Curve continue to serve customers across the EEA, following the end of the Brexit transition period, and to scale its operations. In addition to passporting rights, Lithuania was chosen as an EEA base for its strong AML competencies, fintech friendly regulator and diverse workforce. Curve was founded in 2015 with a mission to...

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Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre
Oct08

Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre

Open Banking Expo launches its Digifest virtual event from 24th to 26th November 2020. The newest event in the Open Banking Expo portfolio continues to deliver game-changing content delivered direct to a senior digital transformation audience across financial services and beyond. The agenda featuring more than 60 speakers and 40 sessions is now live at www.openbankingexpo.com/digifest, with free and premium access passes available....

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Curve Credit appoints Henry Kenner as Non-Executive Director
Oct01

Curve Credit appoints Henry Kenner as Non-Executive Director

Curve Credit, the new startup from banking platform Curve, has hired Henry Kenner as its new Non-Executive Director. Henry comes with a 30-year pedigree in financial services, as managing director at Deutsche Bank, Swiss Re Capital and ABN Amro. Henry’s been a founder, Chief Executive and Chairman, variously at Arrowgrass, an alternative investment fund, and at lending firm, TruFin, which is listed on London’s AIM exchange. Curve...

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Curve extends Google Pay to 14 more European countries
Sep10

Curve extends Google Pay to 14 more European countries

Curve, the banking platform that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, is today extending its Curve card to Google Pay in 14 European countries. Curve customers can now connect their Curve card to Google Pay and use it at terminals, online, or go plastic free. And since the Curve card is contactless, Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards added to Curve, also become instantly contactless. As Europe...

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Curve’s banking platform enhanced with access to loyalty programmes for UK and EEA merchants
Sep03

Curve’s banking platform enhanced with access to loyalty programmes for UK and EEA merchants

Curve, the banking platform that houses multiple cards and accounts in one smart card and app, is expanding its Curve Wallet to include loyalty programmes from some of the best and most well-known retail brands in the UK and Europe. Now, Curve Wallet users can add, store and collect points on any loyalty cards, ensuring they never again miss a reward from their best loved outlets. A Curve user in any of the platform’s 31 markets in...

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Curve and Samsung launch the Samsung Pay Card today
Aug18

Curve and Samsung launch the Samsung Pay Card today

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has today announced that the new Samsung Pay Card, powered by Curve, and in conjunction with global payments technology company Mastercard, will be available from August 18th. With ONE simple to use digital-first card, Samsung Pay Card gives users complete control over their spending, without the fuss of having to change banks. This isn’t another bank card. From debit cards to credit cards, the all-new...

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Curve bids for £10 million BCR grant to revolutionise SME financing
Aug10

Curve bids for £10 million BCR grant to revolutionise SME financing

Curve today outlined its plans to revolutionise financing for UK SMEs with two innovative new products. Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has bid for a £10 million grant from the BCR Capability and Innovation Fund to support development. If the grant is approved, Curve will match the funding with its own cash. Curve Cast and Curve Credit-SME will use the power of...

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Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!
Aug04

Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!

The Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. With a 50% increase in submissions for this year’s Awards, entrants demonstrated examples of high-quality and innovative payment solutions, and selecting the finalists was a challenge indeed with so many deserving entrants. Today at Pay360 Conference, the EPA...

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Curve selects Onfido to provide streamlined onboarding for its customers
Jul31

Curve selects Onfido to provide streamlined onboarding for its customers

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has today announced it has partnered with Onfido, the global identity verification and authentication company, to speed up, simplify, and unify its Digital Identity and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. By integrating Onfido’s AI-powered ID verification service, Curve customers are able to sign up by simply taking a photo of their...

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FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews
Jul22

FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with YouTuber Stuart Thomas of Stu’s Reviews to talk about his experiences reviewing UK challenger banks for Fintech Finance over the last year, payment races and having the most viewed videos on YouTube about Monzo, Starling, Revolut AND Curve ...

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Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley held 24% of Wirecard voting rights before the collapse
Jun30

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley held 24% of Wirecard voting rights before the collapse

By Justinas Baltrusaitis The unexpected Wirecard collapse is still eliciting interest as financial players continue to raise queries on how the once high profile company was managed. The focus is on regulators and key shareholders who had the voice in overseeing the firm’s management prior to the bust. Data obtained by Buyshares.co.uk from the Wirecard website shows that US-based Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley accounted for...

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Samsung Reveals the new Samsung Pay Card, powered by Curve
Jun24

Samsung Reveals the new Samsung Pay Card, powered by Curve

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has today announced a new partnership between Samsung Pay, the digital banking platform Curve, one of Europe’s leading fintechs, and Mastercard to launch the Samsung Pay Card.  The all-new digital payment solution will offer Samsung customers greater flexibility and control when managing their finances by offering a single view of spend, whilst also enabling a simple and secure way to pay. With the ability...

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Curve Credit Waitlist Launches
Jun11

Curve Credit Waitlist Launches

Curve Credit, the credit subsidiary of Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has now opened its waitlist for customers who want early access to its world first Curve Credit product when it hits the market later this year. Curve has also announced that the top 200 customers on the waitlist will get early access to Curve Credit before the product is fully available to...

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Curve Launches Premium Metal Card in Europe
May19

Curve Launches Premium Metal Card in Europe

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has today announced that its premium Curve Metal card and exceptional benefits are now available to its customers in the European Economic Area (EEA). Curve Metal has been one of the most requested features by the banking platform’s European customers since it was first released to UK customers in January 2019 and its...

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Exclusive: ‘Staying ahead of the Curve’ – Shachar Bialick, Curve in “The Paytech Magazine”
May05

Exclusive: ‘Staying ahead of the Curve’ – Shachar Bialick, Curve in “The Paytech Magazine”

UK fintech Curve is defending its first-mover status by adding products and entering new markets as the ‘personal chief financial officer’ for millions of customers. Founder and CEO Shachar Bialick explains how the platform is transitioning It was the three years he served in the Israeli special forces that gave serial entrepreneur Shachar Bialick the determination needed to succeed in the business world. It’s been quite a career...

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Curve and Mastercard extend their partnership
Apr30

Curve and Mastercard extend their partnership

 Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has today announced a new expanded partnership with Mastercard that sees Curve become a principal member of scheme. Curve and Mastercard have been working closely together since Curve launched, introducing the world’s first debit card that combines multiple cards into one in 2016. Becoming a principal member means that...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 05
Apr30

The Paytech Magazine Issue 05

Many of the interviews for this issue were conducted when the world was a very different place… not that long ago! But if you look at our spine-tingler on our printed edition, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us, and 90 percent how we react to it.” So with that, we at Fintech Finance are very pleased to present, The Paytech Magazine! Payments as an industry has reacted to Covid-19 with imagination and fortitude,...

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European Fintech Curve discovers innovative way to help customers free up more cash during lockdown
Apr22

European Fintech Curve discovers innovative way to help customers free up more cash during lockdown

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, now allows customers to move past payments onto a different card for up to 90 days after the payment has been made. The feature, known as Go-Back-In-Time, was already available with a two-week window to switch between cards but Curve has now vastly improved the feature, extending the ability to switch payments made up to three months...

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Curve hires former CEO of UK Payment Systems Regulator as Advisor to the Executives
Apr17

Curve hires former CEO of UK Payment Systems Regulator as Advisor to the Executives

 Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has appointed Hannah Nixon to advise on the company’s regulatory activities and relationships. Hannah has extensive experience in economic regulation and competition matters, working across a range of industries in the public and private sectors. She will help guide Curve’s regulatory strategy and framework focused on the UK and EU...

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Fintech Curve launches numberless cards for investors
Apr06

Fintech Curve launches numberless cards for investors

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has become one of the first companies in Europe to provision numberless cards. Investors from Curve’s record breaking crowdfunding round will be amongst the first in Europe to benefit from the innovative technology when they receive their card in the coming weeks. Many bank card users will be familiar with the long card number, known...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation
Mar23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation

In this extra special episode of The Paytech Show we have the top payment specialists in the world discussing the biggest payment issues we could think of. We sit our interviewees down in one big round table with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen, BPC’s Evgenia Loginova and Wirex’s CEO Pavel Mateev to hear their views from financial inclusion to consolidation. We also catch up with Monese’s CEO Norris Koppel and CEO of...

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‘Curve’ Card launches to Replace your Wallet
Jan17

‘Curve’ Card launches to Replace your Wallet

Curve, the new app that connects your debit and credit cards to one Curve Mastercard, launched for UK consumers today. With over 50,000 people on the waitlist ahead of launch, Curve aims to simplify money management by connecting customers’ accounts, cards and services to one card and one secure mobile app. New research by Curve has revealed that Brits are optimistic about getting their finances on track in 2018 – but more than...

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Curve and Xero Team up to make ‘Doing Expenses’ Disappear
Oct02

Curve and Xero Team up to make ‘Doing Expenses’ Disappear

Curve has launched a new partnership with Xero to simplify business spending. For the first time, businesses can spend from all their existing accounts through one Curve card, and Curve will do their expenses for them – sending them straight to Xero accounting software. It will make the time-consuming job of doing expenses effortless, and could give back an estimated 65 million days of ‘wasted time’ a year to the UK’s small...

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Money20/20 Europe 2017: Shachar Bialick, Curve
Aug16

Money20/20 Europe 2017: Shachar Bialick, Curve

Shachar Bialick from Curve speaks to us at Money20/20 Europe.

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