The Samsung Pay Card is now available in the UK. The launch is being carried out in collaboration with Curve, a card consolidation platform that first offered support for Samsung Pay in November of 2019.
The launch of the official Samsung Pay Card takes that partnership a step further. Curve brings cards and bank accounts together in one centralized location, giving users a comprehensive overview of their entire spending history. Features include instant notifications, lower FX fees, and a “Go Back in Time” utility that allows users to change the source of a purchase after that purchase has already been completed. In other words, if the user decides that they would rather pay via debit than credit, Curve will allow them to do so after the fact.
The Samsung Pay Card, meanwhile, is a new Mastercard debit card that was first unveiled back in May before launching in the US in July. Holders will receive five percent on all purchases at Samsung.com, and one percent from participating retailers as an introductory offer.
“Through our partnership with Curve, the Samsung Pay Card brings a series of pioneering features that will change the way that our customers manage their spending,” said Samsung UK and Ireland Corporate VP Conor Pierce. “This is the future of banking and we look forward to continuing this journey with our customers.”
The Samsung Pay Card is part of a broader Samsung Money service. Curve, meanwhile, recently partnered with Onfido to add an extra layer of biometric security to its platform. The solution compares a selfie of the user to the image on a photo ID to streamline the onboarding process when that user tries to open a new account.