European Curve customers can soon enjoy using Apple Pay through the all-in-one payment solution

UK FinTech startup Curve has added another huge payment provider to its roster in its efforts to bring all different payment solutions and cards under one roof.

The app has added Apple Pay to its offering, which already includes Google Pay and wearable tech providers like Sony, Garmin and Fitbit.

The addition of Apple Pay will enable Curve’s European customers to simply set up their Curve Mastercard with Apple Pay and then have it work instantly with all cardholders’ bank and cards linked to their Curve app.

Users will also be able to benefit from features like 1% instant cashback, the ability to travel in time and change the account that they spent with. Additionally, they will be able to enjoy “great” foreign exchange rates at millions of places around the world, according to Curve.

“We are thrilled to announce Apple Pay is here for all European Curve customers,” said Diego Rivas, head of product-OS at Curve. “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,” added Rivas.

2019 was a big year for Curve. Not only did it close a $55m Series B round in July to improve its offering, it followed up with a £6m crowdfunding round in September.

It ended the year by launching a new service in December which enabled users to send and receive money from any account to any account without any charges or conversion fees.

The company did, however, also face a smattering of critical headlines. For instance, it was accused by customers who claimed that they received cards with higher fees than what they asked for. Self-employed customers made the complaint after they received the more expensive corporate cards when they had asked for consumer cards.

Curve also faced criticism after reports surfaced stated that it did not have as many active users on the platform as it had suggested.

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