Curve, a UK-based card consolidation platform, is enabling its users in Europe to make payments with Apple’s mobile payment service Apple Pay.
The payments will be compatible on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac.
The move comes almost three months after the integration of Google Pay and Samsung Pay into the Curve platform.
“As soon as a customer sets up their Curve Mastercard with Apple Pay, it will work instantly with all cardholders’ bank and cards linked to their Curve app,” the fintech said.
Curve users can pay via Apple Pay using fingerprint or face recognition technology.
Apple Pay addresses security concerns by refraining from storing actual card numbers on the device or Apple servers and instead assigning a unique device account number.
The number is encrypted and then stored in the device’s secure element, with transactions authenticated via a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Curve head of Product-OS Diego Rivas said: “Curve’s integration with Apple Pay is a magnificent addition to Curve’s unique money management features, superbly complimenting Curve’s commitment to simplifying and unifying people’s financial lives and enabling even more ways for customers to pay with one of the most rewarding and feature-packed personal finance products on the market.”
Last month, Curve collaborated with Garmin, Fitbit and Sony’s Wena pay to support payments with wearables.
In July last year, Curve raised $55m from a group of investors in a Series B funding round.
Later in 2019, the fintech obtained around £6m from 9,565 investors through its first crowdfunding campaign on the Crowdcube platform.