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Rebecca Wayman

Banking platform expands wearable tech for customers with three partnerships

Banking platform Curve has expanded its wearables offering by partnering with three major companies.

Garmin, Fitbit and Sony’s Wena pay have all been added to Curve’s cohort.

Curve’s position as an ‘Over-The-Top’ banking platform - which allows customers to integrate all their banking cards into one - has now enabled users of wearables to pay with any of their cards using Curve.

Integration with digital wallets; starting with Google Pay and Samsung Pay last month meant that Curve customers were given the convenience of paying with their mobile phones for the first time, and has now further extended its smart watch range.

“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’s expanded suite of wearables means even more customers can leave their wallet at home. Curve customers who upload a card to the wearable device can now supposedly pay with any bank - even if it was previously incompatible.

In September, Curve became the fastest startup in history to raise £4m in crowdfunding. After initially beating its £1m target in under five minutes, the round was eventually closed around £6m after being massively oversubscribed.

In July, Curve closed its Series B funding round, valuing the business at $250m. The company has also announced it plans European and US expansion in 2020.

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