In an attempt to declutter, streamline and otherwise move towards the hallowed tech nirvana of having my whole life able to fold up and fit inside an (ultra) slim back pack I was excited about signing up for a Curve card.
The card is billed by Curve as:
“The only card you need to carry. Curve simplifies your financial life by connecting your accounts to one smart card and one even smarter app.”
Having used Curve for a couple of weeks with the half dozen cards I use most often I can say upfront that I’m sold. The cards come in 2 flavours, a free version and a black which costs £50 and offer the bearer more rewards and perks.
The app interface is clean and intuitive, breaking down my spends into categories. It doesn’t give me as much graphical insight into my spending behaviours as some of the mobile-only bank apps I’ve used but it’s good at a basic level.
Switching between cards is done in a snap and a wide array of bank cards can be added, the process of adding is quick and the validation happens an almost eerily quick speed.
By far the best function for me which I am still trying to get my head around is the time machine function that lets you change which card you used for up to 14 days after the purchase. The best bit about this is something that exposes the geek in me…they use a flux capacitor icon when using this feature!
A thinner wallet, the ability to get more organised retrospectively, a building rewards programme and a nod to Back to the Future. I would struggle not to recommend the Curve card. Bravo!
Lex to the Future