curve card changes.

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jan 28, 19, 10:25 pm   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: RedSun
Wiki Link
Curve card is a "debit" card or "spend" card that you can use at stores and where you can use debit card for purchases. It is not funded by the bank with cash deposit, but funded by a collection of other debit cards and credit cards. You can't withdraw cash from ATM since it is not backed by the bank.

It carries MasterCard logo and can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

Curve Card is offered in the United Kingdom and selected European countries. Not currently available in the US.
Print Wikipost

Old Apr 19, 16, 3:51 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 125
curve card changes.

Curve works with VISA and MasterCard. Unfortunately American Express has decided to stop Curve users being able to pay with their American Express cards via Curve. We're working on it, and hope we can change their minds soon.
Icon visa
wantmymoneyback is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 3:53 am
  #2  
formerly rxfleming
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: AUH, DXB (and GLA)
Programs: BA Gold, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Plat Elite
Posts: 2,448
Oh dear. That was their main selling point.
Useless card now.
WolfvanWeen likes this.
travelwithross is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 3:54 am
  #3  
nux
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Programs: BA Gold, QF WP
Posts: 12,551
What has this got to do with BA?
nux is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 3:56 am
  #4  
sxc
Moderator, Cathay Pacific
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Programs: CX Green, QF Platinum, BAEC Silver, Hyatt Glob
Posts: 10,457
Originally Posted by nux View Post
What has this got to do with BA?
http://www.headforpoints.com/2016/02...-how-it-works/

Being able to earn points on the BA Amex credit card even at places that don't accept Amex. And also earning points on cash withdrawals. Not really sure how they can make money.
sxc is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 3:58 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bristol
Programs: BA GGL, UA Plat, DL Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 2,377
The link to BA is that Curve had the potential to be a big Avios earner when backed off to a BA Amex.

If it is indeed the case that this is no longer possible then we will cancel immediately and get our money back - Curve is practically useless for Avios earning without the BA Amex
Fitch is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:00 am
  #6  
nux
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Programs: BA Gold, QF WP
Posts: 12,551
Originally Posted by sxc View Post
http://www.headforpoints.com/2016/02...-how-it-works/

Being able to earn points on the BA Amex credit card even at places that don't accept Amex. And also earning points on cash withdrawals. Not really sure how they can make money.
It is not specific to BA/BAEC and the card can be linked to any Amex to earn MRs, SPG points, etc, or linked with any other credit card for any other FF program.

It would be best posted in one of the below:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-programs-599/
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...-spending-719/
nux is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:05 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bristol
Programs: BA GGL, UA Plat, DL Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 2,377
I have tweeted them (@imaginecurve) for confirmation and will report back...
Fitch is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:12 am
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 125
Originally Posted by nux View Post
What has this got to do with BA?
Most people on here have the BA Amex and Curve was going to help make spend and much easier.
wantmymoneyback is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:31 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 43
I had also noticed that on the website - but now the specs page has reverted back to showing as Amex accepted.

Does anyone have any actual confirmation that Curve does not work when linked to an Amex card?
LHRATCO is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:33 am
  #10  
Moderator: Qatar Airways
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: LHR/NCE/DOH
Programs: BAEC GfL & GGL, QR Insider, SQ Gold, Mucci des Chevaliers des Bons Mots et Qui Savent Moucher
Posts: 7,917
I wonder if this issue is why Curve has been so slow to produce and dispatch the cards (irrespective of the emails claiming 'popularity' as the reason).
msm2000uk is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 4:56 am
  #11  
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cumbria
Programs: BAEC GGL/CCR, Hilton Diamond, Starbucks Gold
Posts: 4,461
I received my card a couple of weeks ago and had no problem charging to Amex. Last purchased on Sunday and it went through fine. Might nip out in a bit a try.
madfish is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 5:00 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bristol
Programs: BA GGL, UA Plat, DL Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 2,377
Curve have now DM'd me on Twitter with the following statement:

"Curve does work with Amex. So you know, we have been running a pilot since January 1st and users have been spending with Amex via their Curve since then."

So it looks like it may have been a false alarm ?
Fitch is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 6:16 am
  #13  
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cumbria
Programs: BAEC GGL/CCR, Hilton Diamond, Starbucks Gold
Posts: 4,461
I have just used my curve card to withdraw cash linked to amex. No problems. 300 avios for a short trip to the cash machine!

All a false alarm.
madfish is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 6:39 am
  #14  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Four Seasons Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Programs: BA, VS, HH, IHG, MB, MR
Posts: 26,056
OK, this is where I was told things are.

Amex is working perfectly well with Curve as of now. Nothing changes. Feel free to put your card into ATM to test it!

The message that appeared online briefly was a mistake.

Should the Amex deal fall away, there is a strategy in place which will ensure that no-one who has ordered a card is out of pocket. You would be offered a refund or a favourable deal to keep your card (you would still get the ability to recharge ATM transactions to a Visa or MasterCard credit card as well as make transactions overseas with a 1% vs the standard 3% fee).

There is certainly nothing to worry about if you have a card on order.

Last edited by Raffles; Apr 19, 16 at 8:24 am
Raffles is offline  
Old Apr 19, 16, 7:59 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: HEL
Programs: AY+ Gold, SK EBS
Posts: 191
Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
There is certainly nothing to worry about if you have a card on order.
Thanks Raffles for the reassurance. I was just about to order a card myself and the worry about Amex gave me pause for thought.

Slightly OT but do you have any suggestions on whether the 75 card is worth the extra over the 35 one?
Chokkoubin is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: