The card consolidation platform Curve is now compatible with Samsung Pay. The integration will allow Curve users to link their Samsung Pay account to a debit or credit card from Mastercard or Visa, and gives those users their first entirely mobile payment option.
Curve provides its customers with an app and a card that allows customers to bring all of their payment cards and accounts together under one umbrella. The addition of Samsung Pay will facilitate contactless mobile payments at retail terminals that support NFC technology.
The financial startup closed a successful £6 million crowdfunding campaign in September, and is hoping to scale across Europe and the US in 2020.
“To be able to offer Curve’s all-your-cards-in-one benefits to customers of one of the world’s biggest brands is a fantastic opportunity to cement Curve as the ultimate way to manage all your finances,” said Curve Head of Product Diego Rivas.
Curve’s Samsung Pay users will be able to leverage iris and fingerprint authentication to safeguard their accounts. Those who do not wish to take advantage of biometric security will be able to use a standard PIN when making a transaction.
Samsung Pay, meanwhile, recently received an upgrade that will make the platform more convenient for commuters paying for public transit in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Mobile wallets like Samsung Pay are expected to become more popular heading into 2020.