Curve introduces numberless cards in Europe for investors

7 aprilie 2020

Curve is rolling out the next generation of its payment card, with its crowdfunding backers being the first to get their hands on the new card design.

Similar to Apple Card in the US, Curve has removed all the numbers from the front and back of its new card design, hiding them all within the Curve app instead.

Card consolidation app Curve has become one of the first firms in Europe to roll out numberless cards in a move it says boosts security and convenience. Investors from Curve’s crowdfunding round will get the new cards, which do not have the PAN (primary account number) printed on the front.

In addition to giving the card a sleeker look, Curve says the numberless card will make online transaction easier because users will simply copy and paste the details from the Curve app.

Meanwhile, security is improved because the information is stored behind a PIN or biometric requirement in the Curve app, rather than on the card itself.

Nathalie Oestmann, COO, Curve, says: „Not only are these new investor cards more secure and easier to use, but the clean, de-cluttered and minimalist design is something we feel our investors are going to be very happy with.”

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?