Curve teams up with Wirex to get up to 8% crypto rewards

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Curve has just announced a partnership with Wirex to get up to 8% cryptoback rewards.

The announcement via email and blog is a bit fuzzy, so I had to do more research on the topic.

Curve and Wirex team up for cryptorewards
Curve and Wirex team up to bring you crypto rewards

What’s Wirex?

The next-gen Wirex travelcard. The multicurrency Wirex card* lets you pay internationally without hidden charges. Plus, it earns WXT rewards with every in-store and online purchase. It’s your money, take control.

The Wirex travelcard makes difficult things very easy. It automatically converts to local currency at point-of-sale using the best possible live & Over-the-Counter (OTC) rates. That means you can seamlessly spend any of 50* crypto and traditional currencies in real life, whether you’re picking up the cheque or tapping in on public transport.

With Curve you can use your Wirex card via both Apple and Google Pay. Plus, it allows you to stack extra cashback on top of your regular Cryptoback™ rewards – as much as 9% in total!

As Wirex does not have native support for Apple Pay/Google Pay, Curve is the natural partner to enable it.

How to link Wirex and Curve

  • Head over to the Curve App and view your card list.

  • Click “Add New Card”. 
  • Complete the steps within the Curve app by inputting your Wirex Card details. 
  • You’re good to go.

Linking your card to PayPal or Revolut. 

Simply go into your PayPal or Revolut app and add your Wirex Card as a payment method.  This allows you to top up funds to these 3rd party services

How to use your PayPal account to top up your Wirex Card

  1. Log in to your PayPal account. 
  2. Add your  Wirex card in the Debit and Credit Cards section.   
  3. You’re now ready to add funds. To do so, simply: 
    1. Click on your PayPal Balance.   

    2. Hit Withdraw Money.   
    3. Select your Wirex card.   

    4. Tap Next and enter the amount you want to add.  
  4. Your funds will arrive within minutes and can then be spent in real life with your multicurrency Wirex card. 

The connection between Wirex and PayPal works the other way around, too. That means you can also use your  Wirex card to add funds to your PayPal account!  

After connecting your Wirex Card to your PayPal account, you can head into your PayPal app and Add Funds, using the balance on the Wirex Card to top up PayPal, alternatively, make the Wirex Card your default payment method within PayPal, and any PayPal purchases will be funded directly from your Wirex Card. 

More info.

I also found some Q&A between Wirex and Curve below.

How did the partnership with Wirex evolve?

As a crypto-friendly digital wallet, Curve are a natural partner for Wirex. Curve enables Wirex customers to manage their Wirex card and their FIAT cards in one place. As well as unlocking Apple Pay and Google Pay support so they can pay with their Wirex card straight from their phone.

We struck up a partnership because we wanted to introduce Wirex customers to these benefits while simultaneously introducing Curve customers to a card that made a lot of sense in their Wallet – especially after seeing the enthusiasm for Crypto Rewards, which we launched recently.

Why are you excited to partner with Wirex?

For one, we’re committed to bringing crypto to the masses and we see this partnership as another small step towards pushing that revolution forward. Also, we’re just really excited to demonstrate the value of Curve to a brand new audience.

With Curve, Wirex customers will be able to pay faster and safer from their phones for the first time. They will be able to keep an eye on all their cards in one place, earn even more rewards and just have more control over their money, full stop. That’s exciting for everyone involved!

How do you think Curve are helping people access the benefits of crypto?

We make it really easy to use your crypto alongside FIAT, by linking all your credit cards, debit cards and crypto cards in one place. We’ve also recently launched Crypto Rewards, which allows our premium customers to earn their cashback in crypto. For Curve Black and Curve Metal customers, that 1% cashback at their choice of 3 or 6 retailers, which can quickly add up!

On top of that, we have cashback offers from top brands of up to 20%. This isn’t just good news for the crypto-obsessed. It creates a safe pathway for the crypto-curious to dip their toes and experience the world of crypto without the kind of risk that might have dissuaded them before. They’re essentially playing with free money.

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