Curve, a UK-based startup, has collaborated with MasterCard to introduce a new payment card that enables users to retroactively select a different credit or debit card for a purchase they have already completed.
Dubbed ‘financial time travel’, the new offering will allow users to ‘go back in time’ and switch the card used for any given transaction for up to 14 days after the purchase. The feature is available for any purchase under £1,000 with their Curve MasterCard.
In a statement, Curve said: “Swapping a purchase from one card to another is hassle-free and can be done before you’ve even walked out the store. Head to the Curve Timeline and select the purchase that you’d like to change the payment method for.
“Tap ‘Go Back in Time’ under your Transaction Features to bring up the menu, then select your preferred card for that purchase – and that’s it! You’ve just time travelled.”
London-based startup is also providing customers a solution that can aggregate all their existing MasterCard and Visa payment cards.
The new facility will enable users to just carry the Curve card and switch between the cards they want to use for a purchase through a mobile phone app.
The product, which is still in ‘beta’ testing phase, has already attained over 50,000 sign-ups, with the cards having been used for over $64.7m in transactions until now.