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Growth · 1 November '17

Why the Curve card has a 75,000 waiting list!

How did we build a game-changing product people love, with a 75,000 sign-up list?

It starts with a problem.

Take the smartphone (you know, the one you’re probably reading this on). It’s so much more than just a phone, now – from work to entertainment, to documenting your life in HD. Almost every aspect of your life is now simpler, safer and at your fingertips.

Money doesn’t match up to that. You might have a number of different debit and credit cards; a current account; a savings account; possibly a joint account with your partner; you might have a separate app for sending money to friends, or even one for managing bills with housemates. How many accounts, apps, passwords, and PINS do you have for them all – and could you access them all right now, in a couple of seconds, in one place?

It’s time for money to catch up. That’s what we’re building at Curve – a way to spend from all your bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards and reward cards through one smart Curve card, connected to an even smarter mobile app. We’ve made good progress since launch last year, processing well over £50 million in payments in over 100 countries, and launching more features that mean you can focus on the good stuff while Curve takes care of the rest.

One to watch

It was great to be featured in the Sunday Times’ TechTrack ‘Ones to Watch’ rankings this week – a hand-picked group of the UK’s 15 most promising new tech companies.

This is also off the back of the team launching ‘financial time travel’ and closing a Series A funding round, with new investors like Oxford Capital excited about helping us build a new way for people to manage their money in one place, any time, anywhere – here’s what they had to say earlier this summer:

“Curve had all the ingredients to peak our interest: a technically brilliant product loved by its early users, a team with the energy and drive to out-iterate the market led by founder with vision and dynamism to match, and a solution that responds perfectly to this ‘connected finance’ thesis — a potential category-definer, in our eyes.” 

It’s good to be recognized as a growing business – but it’s even more important that we deliver a product you can trust and customer support that you can rely on every step of the way towards a better financial life.

That’s why we’re inviting users to share their experiences of using Curve over at Trustpilot, the world’s most trusted reviews platform. It’s fast, easy to do and we really value user feedback. If you’re already a Curve cardholder, head over to our Trustpilot page to leave us a quick review.

Not given Curve a try?

There’s already a 75,000 sign-up list, but you can get ahead of the crowd and get early Beta access to a Curve card today.

Get your hands on it today by clicking here.