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Curve launches first pure mobile offering with Samsung Pay

Written by Peter Walker
04/11/19

Curve has launched its first purely mobile offering with Samsung Pay.

The banking platform, which consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, will now allow customers to link their Samsung Pay account to any Mastercard and Visa debit or credit card.

Samsung users who sign up will also get Curve features such as ‘Go-Back-In-Time’, one per cent instant Curve Cash and improved foreign exchange rates.

Samsung Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) technology, so users can launch Samsung Pay with a simple swipe from the bottom edge of their screen to bring up the last used credit, debit or prepaid card, use their iris, pin or fingerprint to prove their identity, and tap their device on a payment terminal to make a payment.

Samsung Pay also allows customers to use contactless payment for transactions over £30, subject to merchant policies.

Diego Rivas, Curve’s head of product, commented: “To be able to offer Curve’s unique all-your-cards-in-one benefits to customers of one of the world’s biggest brands is a fantastic opportunity to cement Curve as the ultimate way to manage all your finances.”

Just last month, Curve appointed the former head of Samsung Pay Europe, Nathalie Oestmann, as its new chief operating officer.



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