You are here: Home - Saving & Banking - News -

Curve introduces ‘Autopilot’ features

0
Written by: Emma Lunn
27/04/2021
Fintech firm Curve has introduced a raft of products that personalise and automate money management.

Curve is a payment card that aggregates multiple payment cards through a smartphone app, allowing a user to make payments and withdrawals from multiple accounts using a single card.

The new ‘Autopilot’ features aim to help customers keep in control of their spending when more social contact rules are lifted on 17 May and 21 June.

Autopilot features

One of the new Autopilot features is ‘Anti-Embarrassment Mode’. This allows customers to decide which debit or credit cards serve as a backup in case their default card declines a transaction at the point of sale.

Another new feature is ‘Curve Cash Auto Spend’ which allows customers to change their settings and automatically spend the cashback they already earn with Curve. Curve will take money straight from a Curve Cash balance when there are enough funds to cover the transaction.

Curve customers can earn 1% cashback when they spend at retailers and restaurants including Zara, Selfridges, H&M, Honest Burgers, Pret, Leon and Wahaca. Curve Metal customers can receive cashback from up to six merchants of their choice.

All Curve Cash appears in a virtual Curve Card on the app, along with any promos and money sent from other people.

Curve is also trialling an Autopilot feature that will allow customers to designate a specific bank card to a recurring payment or direct debit, and also select a payment rule according to an individual merchant.

Nathalie Oestmann, Curve’s chief operating officer, said: “After a year of lockdown restrictions, consumer experiences and expectations have shifted hugely. They want their online experiences to be easy and delightful, and that’s the way it should be.

“At Curve, we’re laser-focussed on 24/7 innovation, and our Autopilot features give customers control at their fingertips, as they and much of the UK look to more fulfilling social interactions over the next few months.”

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

The savings accounts paying the most interest

It’s time to get your finances in shape, and moving your cash savings to a higher paying deal is a good plac...

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

Few people had heard of ‘furlough’ before March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic thrust the idea of bein...

The experts’ guide to sorting out your personal finances in 2021

From opting to ‘low spend’ months to imposing your own ‘cooling-off period’, industry experts reveal t...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week