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September 11, 2020

Curve customers gets access to Google Pay in 14 additional European countries

Banking platform Curve has now allowed its users to add their Curve card to Google Pay wallet in 14 more countries in Europe, in addition to the UK.

These countries include Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Croatia, and Slovakia.

Curve specializes in combining multiple payment cards and accounts into one smart card and app.

Any Mastercard or Visa credit or a debit card added to the Curve platform becomes contactless as the Curve smart card is contactless.

Curve cardholders in the said countries can now make contactless payments using Google Pay at terminals or online. They no longer require a physical card.

The platform will continue to offer features like Go Back in Time, 1% Curve cashback, and competitive foreign exchange rates, to users in the 14 countries.

Moreover, customers can now add, store, and collect points on any loyalty cards, as part of its store loyalty programmes.

Curve CEO Shachar Bialick said: “I am excited about giving Curve customers across Europe even more power at their fingertips with the addition of Google Pay to the Curve Platform.”

Curve head of product Aimee Ruddy said: “Google Pay on Curve unlocks contactless payments for people whose traditional bank cards are not equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

“By loading their cards onto Curve, all their cards instantly become contactless. By adding their Curve card to Google Pay, customers can easily pay with their phones in stores or through e-commerce sites without ever having to dig through their wallets again.”

In addition to facilitating Google Pay, for the first time, customers can also use wearables like Fitbit and Wena watches to make payments using the Curve platform.

Back in July 2020, Afterpay partnered with Google Pay to expand its ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ service.

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