Amex Beta Testing Announcement

Definitely looking forward to AMEX integration, great news as American Express is my primary card so in combination with Curve this definitely enhances the coverage. And yes, spending limit needs to be increased then :wink:

One thing that worries me is that AMEX support is initially only available in UK or respectively for UK cards only (to be clarified), according to the roadmap :drooling_face: For us European clients it would mean another six months of wait. Is this really true?

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As a huge fan of Amex I would love to beta test this. I use my Amex Platinum Card daily, be brilliant to have it connected to my Curve Card too.

Be great to see the planned rollout, associated costs and card limits.

Points make prizes!!! :grin:

As previously mentioned, very keen to be a part of the AMEX beta…

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Firstly and as requested a quick intro. I’m Neil, mid 50’s and a serial addict of loyalty schemes. I follow sites like “Head for Points” to fuel my ongoing addiction. Professionally, I am CTO of a UK software vendor specialising in data integrity within the financial services industry and we have a number of specialisms including payments and credit card processing.

Secondly, I am a fan of Amex, specifically the BA Premium Plus cobranded card as it is my main contributor to my loyalty scheme addiction helping to earn many avios each year.

I am definitely pleased to see Amex rejoining curve but I am curious as to why people on here seem to be getting so excited by this. I fear I am missing something and I don’t like that!

For me the main benefits of Amex on Curve will be 1) I can reduce my wallet to just my curve card - I love this but in reality not actually that exciting, 2) that small percentage of my spend that currently goes onto Curve because the retailer doesn’t accept Amex will now be able to charge my Amex via curve (I’d estimate this at less than 5% of my spend - significant but not game changing) and 3) my foreign currency spend which I always direct at Curve even when the retailer accepts Amex will now also hit my Amex (perhaps another 5%). These are all good benefits and definitely worth doing. But am I missing something? The excitement level would suggest that there’s more!

Neil.

I think it all depends on how much spend you can’t currently put on AMEX. For me, any tax bills (VAT, PAYE etc) can’t be put on AMEX. This is a big potential reward earning capability when AMEX support goes live.

Amex for European customers is categorised within “Short Term” on Curve’s Product Roadmap meaning that we aim to deliver it within 6 months :slight_smile:

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Are European Customers within this community able to be a part of the beta test?

Our product team is meeting today to confirm the details of the beta testing process. We will provide all the information you’ll need to know whether you are eligible to apply for the Amex Beta Test program. I’ll write an update here with more information, including the application link, within the next days days :smiley:

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Hi, I would be part of beta too.
Thanks

So, UK first?

AmEx integration would be awesome, as acceptance is still rather low here in Germany (only big chains and touristy stores take it)

<3

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Starting out in the UK before expanding to Europe :slight_smile:

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At last :+1: Can’t wait

Great New!!! Can my first involvement be on the Beta please???

Have been using Curve for a while and my only complaint was that I couldn’t use my Amex with it. Well done for bringing it back and I can’t wait for it…

Thanks for the invite. I hope to be able to provide some insight to the Amex integration. I am a 55 semi retired travel addict currently sunning in St Lucia. Ex IT and mobile phones background currently spending my kids inheritance.

Like many here I suspect I always am looking for any points angle when spending on cards. Been around in the miles game for 10 years or so but am still amazed that every day is a school day.

All the best to curve and other here. Roll on the 20th.

Roberto.

Where are you in St. Lucia? I have a house there and am arriving next Monday!

An early user of Curve so it will be good to get it back, I do wonder how you will charge for the usage though

@lsdnick. Rodney Bay… Harbor club - having a blast

Definately looking forward to testing this with UK Amex card - if it works for me great, if it doesn’t then no big deal either.

Hi Will the BA Amex card also I assume work with these?