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HUAWEI P50 Series are the latest smartphones to get NFC mobile payments in the United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom, Monday 24th January 2021  NFC contactless payment is now widely available on Huawei smartphones, including the Huawei P50 Series. Huawei has partnered with Curve – the financial super app which combines all of your debit, credit and loyalty cards into one, easy-to-use smart card – to launch Curve Pay so Huawei customers can pay by phone through one digital wallet.

The release of the Huawei P50 series will be the latest smartphone to benefit from Curve and Curve Pay, the feature that uses NFC technology to enable contactless smartphone payments. In addition to the P50 series, Curve Pay, will also work with the recently launched Nova 9, and other HMS Smartphones across Europe.

Huawei users will now have one digital wallet for all their cards, with access to cashback options from hundreds of popular brands and a 360˚ view of all spending with useful insights, budget and control settings, all available in numerous currencies. In addition to these features, Huawei customers will also be able to access fair exchange rates with no hidden fees, allowing them to travel with confidence when it comes to their money.

Unlike other mobile wallets, should Huawei users decide they have paid via the wrong card, they can move past payments from one account to another through Curve’s “Go Back In Time” feature. Plus, the Curve app features an “anti-embarrassment” mode which will automatically switch cards if the selected card is declined. 

The move by Curve and Huawei is part of the companies’ core goal of helping more people to pay by phone in 2022 and beyond. With Curve Pay the final piece of the puzzle for developing the Huawei Mobile ecosystem of apps.

All Huawei users in Europe can now download Curve on the AppGallery and enter the world of NFC-enabled contactless mobile phone payments. As a welcome offer, Curve and Huawei will be offering new users 1% cashback on almost any payment for 30 days across Europe and 5% cashback from all purchases on Huawei’s online stores in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the UK.

Shachar Bialick, Founder and CEO of Curve, comments: “We’re on a mission to simplify people’s financial lives and launching Curve Pay for Huawei customers allows us to help even more people, across Europe, do just that. Everybody should be able to access smart payment solutions and we’re proud to support more people with contactless payments, rewards and ultimately, simplicity and convenience.”

“Huawei users can now pay by phone, it’s as simple as that. We now have a proven, easy to use and highly functional mobile payment solution, which is bank and card agnostic, making it ideal for our consumers, dispersed in so many different countries in Europe” said Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “This is particularly great news for HUAWEI P50 Series and Nova 9 Series users who can access the app now and immediately start making use of their smartphone to make NFC-enabled contactless payments”.

About Curve:

Curve is a financial super app. It is on a mission to be the one-stop-shop for all of a consumer’s financial needs; a single point of access to a wide range of financial products and services, bundling together all your money into one smart card and an even smarter app. Unlike other services available in the market today, Curve allows customers to connect and supercharge their legacy banks to the 21st century, without leaving their bank or signing up to a new bank. Curve is live in 31 markets across the UK and European Economic Area (EEA).

Curve supports Mastercard® , Visa, and Diners Club networks. The Curve Card and e-money, related to cards issued in the UK, is issued by Curve UK Limited, authorised in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue electronic money (firm reference number 900926) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. The Curve Card and e-money, related to cards issued in the EEA, is issued by Curve Europe UAB, authorised in Lithuania by the Bank of Lithuania (electronic money institution licence No. 73 issued on 22 of October 2020) under the Republic of Lithuania Law on Electronic Money and Electronic Money Institutions.

For more information go to www.curve.com, www.curve.com/flex. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter @imaginecurve  and Instagram @imaginecurve, or like our Facebook page.

About AppGallery

AppGallery is a smart and innovative ecosystem that allows developers to create unique experiences for consumers.  Our unique HMS Core allows Apps to be integrated across different devices, delivering more convenience and a smoother experience – and this is part of our wider “1+8+N” strategy at Huawei.

With the AppGallery, our vision is to make it an open, innovative app distribution platform that is accessible to consumers, and at the same time, strictly protect users’ privacy and security while providing them with a unique and smart experience. Being one of the top three app marketplaces globally, AppGallery offers a wide variety of global and local Apps across 18 categories including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more. AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery have reached 432billion times.

For regular updates on AppGallery, follow us on:

URL: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/mobileservices/appgallery/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AppGalleryOfficialPage/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AppGallery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_appgallery/

YouTube: https:// youtube.com/AppGallery  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/huawei-app-gallery/

About HUAWEI Consumer BG

HUAWEI’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fourteen R&D centres have been set up in Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. HUAWEI Consumer BG is one of HUAWEI’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. HUAWEI’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.huawei.com/en

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