Wirecard technology to support Curve’s consolidated card
German payments firm Wirecard has collaborated with London-based startup Curve to launch next generation payment cards.
Curve allows users to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, accepted everywhere. It is supported by a mobile app that gives people a clearer picture of their payments.
Wirecard said that its technology will support the card and smartphone app solution, ensuring global usage of the Curve card and bank-level security protection.
The card is initially offered by Curve to small business users – the freelancers, solopreneurs, and micro-business owners.
Jack Harris, VP of sales Financial Institutions Europe at Wirecard, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Curve with its launch. The solution targets the SME market which is growing and underserved by traditional providers. It is that combination that makes this partnership exciting and supports Wirecard’s key strategy of empowering smart technology solutions and innovative business models.”
Curve CEO Shachar Bialick said: “Wirecard is a pioneer in the payment space, and an ideal partner for Curve to help us achieve our mission of simplifying the fractured payment space. We have designed Curve to help ambitious business users simplify their finances, without asking them to depart too far from familiar card payments. Curve customers are often on the go both at home and abroad, and together Curve and Wirecard can meet their needs.”
Curve supports the latest Chip & Pin, Contactless and magstripe technology. It works just like any other bank card. Users can connect all their debit and credit cards into the Curve app, which syncs them with the Curve card, so users can simply carry one card.