Curve announces full UK consumer launch
London-based FinTech, Curve, has launched to UK consumers. Up until now the company, which offers a platform consolidating debit and credit cards into a single Curve Mastercard and app, was in Beta and only officially available to business users.
The Curve card works like a normal bank card anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard cards - for contactless, chip and PIN, magstripe and ATM withdrawals. More than 100,000 people signed up during the Beta phase, spending over £100 million in more than 100 countries. “Most consumers want the benefits of using multiple banks, cards and services, so they can make the most of their money,” says Shachar Bialick, Founder and CEO, Curve. “But managing it all and keeping on top of your spend isn’t easy. Now, it’s as simple as downloading the Curve app and getting started - with one card for all your spending, and one app to help you stay on track. It’s like having a ‘mission control for money’, in your pocket.”
Mariano Belinky, Managing Partner at Santander InnoVentures - one of Curve’s early backers, comments: “Services like Spotify, Citymapper and Amazon Echo are bringing together data and services to make it easier for people to manage different aspects of their life - from travel to getting a better deal. We will soon ee people managing their money in a similar way - using a single intelligent platform to connect all their accounts and services. Curve’s launch is an important milestone in the evolution of consumer finance and we are delighted to have supported its development. The philosophy of the Curve team complements that of Santander Group, where we seek to challenge the financial services landscape in order to make meaningful leaps in how customers are served.”