9 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 9 hacks that might help give you the financial edge, 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 youโ€™re not using it. ๐Ÿ”’โœˆ๏ธ 

*Always keep some backup cash in your socks too, like Mum taught you.


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 isnโ€™t Contactless and use it Contactlessly. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿบ 

(Side note: Contactlessly not an actual word, do not use in Scrabble)


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. ๐Ÿš€โšก๏ธ 

We had you covered this time, next time try to budget better. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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: Fee-free spending on 200+ currencies with access to competitive rate* โœ… Fee-free ATM withdrawals abroad (weekend charges and terms apply).*

No stress. โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ†


Curve hack #05: Pay with credit, anywhere

Have you ever:

  • Had an unexpected credit card fee ontop of a transaction? ๐Ÿ™„
  • Been worried about somewhere not taking a payment on your credit card? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Curve is a debit card, linked to your cards and you can use it anywhere Mastercard is accepted.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Ž


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 ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŒด



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% instantv cashback, as an introductory offer – load your other cashback cards onto the app and get both. 1% Curve +1% cashback credit card = doublecashback. Take home twice as many rewards. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ธ


Curve hack #08: 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 โŒ 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. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป


Curve hack #09: 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 โœ…

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 ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ‘Œ


So there you have it, 9 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 ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘‡