We recently shared with you how you can avoid getting ripped off when using your card abroad using curve. The great news is it’s now even better, as they have just announced no fees for overseas transactions!
Remember that all the major banks – including Santander, Lloyds, HSBC, NatWest, TSB, Barclays and Halifax – charge anything from 50p to £1.50 just for making a purchase, and on top of that add up to 3% commission on the real exchange rate. In addition to this, they often charge at least £1.50 just to withdraw cash!
Curve card is an amazing way to use your card abroad without any fees. They have just announced that they have gone fee-free for spending abroad!
What is curve?
Curve is a card you can use in the UK and abroad without all the hidden currency exchange fees. It allows you to link all your credit and debit cards to it, meaning you only need to carry one card around with you at all times. Whenever you use the curve card at home and overseas, it charges the purchase to your linked card in your home currency. All your spending is easy to track on the app, which is available on iOS and Android.
How do I save money on overseas spending?
When you use your curve card in another country, curve use the interbank exchange rate and charge your underlying card in British pounds. So as far as your bank is concerned, you’re making the transaction in the UK and so are able to avoid their extortionate charges for overseas spending.
Previously the percentage added on by curve to the foreign transaction amount was tiny – something like 1% – it’s now fee-free, which means that curve is now an even better deal and so you can spend abroad whilst avoiding your bank’s penalty fee and outrageous commission for using your card abroad.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. It’s completely free.
Sounds great! Where do I sign up?
You can sign up to curve by downloading the app and signing up through it. Click here to download.
Don’t forget to use our referral code ODVTO to get 500 Curve reward points (worth £5.00) absolutely free.
Until today, curve was a very good product. The announcement of 0% fees for overseas transactions now makes it an excellent product. Sign up to curve today!