London-based technology start-up Curve was last night named The Leading Payments Start-up at the 2016 Emerging Payments Awards, recognising its innovative approach to building a user-friendly platform for everything money.
Curve co-founder Tom Foster-Carter said:
“We’re proud to be recognised for the progress we’ve made at Curve. Creating a new platform for everything money has its challenges, and we’ve managed to achieve so much thanks to the talent and dedication of the Curve team; and we’re only just getting started. FinTech innovation is accelerating, and our mission is to connect together the best apps, accounts and technologies so that users have a single, trusted platform for everything money. There’s an exciting buzz around FinTech and we’re very excited that Curve is at the heart of what’s happening.”
Curve, issued by Wirecard Card solutions, allows users to store their debit and credit cards within a mobile app that is linked to the Curve Mastercard, meaning that they can spend from all of their existing accounts using just one card. Curve’s mission is to create a mobile platform that makes it easier, cheaper and more rewarding to manage and spend their money.
The award arrives following Curve’s £2m funding earlier this year, backed by investors including Connect Ventures and the London Co-investment Fund. Curve are looking to close their £6m Series A funding round in December 2016.
The Emerging Payments Awards aims to celebrate the best the payments industry has to offer. Runners-up in the category included DigiSEq, Saxo payments, and Monzo.