Now Apple Pay in Europe can be used with any card thanks to the support of Curve. Like other prepaid cards with connection and functions via app, Curve is a card designed especially for travel and purchases abroad, but can also be used in the state in which the user lives with free withdrawals from any ATM and interest rates in line with those market.
Over time, the multinational of Cupertino has signed agreements in each country with the most important banking and credit card institutions to be used via Apple Pay. If this has not yet happened for our bank or card, now there is no need to wait for a new agreement because with the support of Curve you can now use Apple Pay throughout Europe with any card.
This is possible thanks to one of the main features of Curve, namely the ability to associate any credit, debit and even prepaid card to your Curve card (and paired app). At any time the user can block, restore and top up his Curve card directly from the app, a useful function for safety during travel.
Not only that: for any payment, the user can choose which of all the cards associated with Curve to use for a specific purchase. With the introduction of Apple Pay support, users with a Curve card can now associate Apple's payment system and choose it as an active purchase.
Another innovative feature of Curve called time travel is also interesting. If the user realizes that he has made a purchase using a card combined with Curve but wishes to charge the amount to a different card, he can return to his choice within a maximum of 14 days to change the card.
To use Apple Pay in Europe via Curve, you need to associate your Curve card with the Wallet app on iPhone, opening the app and then taking the + button at the top right. Instead on Apple Watch you have to open the Apple Watch app on iPhone, choose Wallet and Apple Pay and then tap on Add credit or debit card.
Apple Pay support in Europe via Curve available in Italy and 30 other countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (excluding the dependencies of the Crown: Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man).
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