Curve, a banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, announced on Thursday it has expanded its wearables offering by partnering with Garmin, Fitbit and Sony’s Wena pay. According to Curve, the partnerships enable wearable users to pay with any of their cards using Curve’s services.
While sharing details about the collaborations, Diego Rivas, Curve’s Head of Product OS, stated:
“Wearables are fast becoming one of the most convenient ways to pay for things on the go. Bringing Curve’s unique all-your-cards-in-one benefits to three of the biggest players in the wearables space, and enabling their customers to be able to pay with any bank using the Curve platform truly cements Curve as the ultimate way to manage all your finances in one place.”
Curve then noted that customers of all three of the wearables’ businesses also benefit from its features, which includes making all cards fee-free when spending abroad, 1% instant Curve Cash, Curve fronted debit payments when spending on credit cards, spending insights across all accounts, and can even ‘Go Back in Time’ and transfer money between accounts up to two weeks after a purchase. Curve added:
“Curve’s expanded suite of wearables means even more customers can leave their wallet at home, whether it’s fitness fans grabbing a snack after a park run or time-savvy travellers on their commute, Curve customers who upload a card to the wearable device can now pay with any bank, even if it was previously incompatible.”