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Pay your HMRC bill with Curve Fronted

11 Jan 2022
3 min read

Ah, January, a time for reflection, renewal, and…doing your taxes. But like everything else in the world of money, at Curve, we’re always looking for ways to make things a lil’ bit simpler.

Like paying your UK taxes with a credit card! Because Curve Fronted lets you do just that, and if you’re a Curve Metal customer, you can also get the first £10,000 spent with Curve Fronted fee-free each month. Nice.

Pay your HMRC bill with Curve Fronted

Let’s do a quick rewind. In January 2018, HMRC stopped letting people pay their taxes with a personal credit card. This is bad because we like financial freedom at Curve, and the ability to spread the cost of the bill is important.

But because Curve is a debit card, you can pay your taxes with a credit card when it’s your underlying payment card by using Curve Fronted. And if you upgrade to Curve Metal (a good choice, btw), you can do it with a fee-free allowance of £10,000 per month, saving you up to £150. Curve Blue and Black customers will be charged a small 1.5% fee per transaction.

Here’s how it works

You can turn Fronted on and off when you need it. To pay your taxes just turn it on then head to the HMRC website and pay your tax bill with a credit card – just double check you’ve selected the right payment card in the app before doing so. 

App instructions:

  1. Tap on Account 

  2. Tap on Settings 

  3. Turn on Curve Fronted  

  4. Pay off your tax bill!

More freedom with Fronted

As well as HMRC, UK customers can use Fronted to pay for DVLA Vehicle Tax and Student Loan Payments. Nice. But remember, Curve Fronted should be used responsibly, so you can spread the cost and maximise rewards and/or when you know you can comfortably manage future repayments.

Still need convincing? Learn more about Curve Metal here.

Legal bits

Curve Fronted fees and fair usage limits apply. See FAQs and Terms of Service. Always abide by your credit card issuer terms when using Curve Fronted.

Curve Metal benefits are subject to subscription fees of GBP14.99 per month or GBP 150.00 per annum. Minimum subscription period applies. See FAQs and Terms of Service www.curve.com

The Curve Card, the Samsung Pay+ and the E-money related to these cards is issued in the UK by Curve UK Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue electronic money (firm reference number 900926). Curve UK Limited is registered in England and Wales, United Kingdom (company reference number: 09523903) and located at 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2TH. 

Curve Flex is provided in the UK by Curve Credit Limited. Curve UK Limited is an introducer appointed representative of Curve Credit Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 925447). Curve Credit Limited is registered in England and Wales, United Kingdom (company reference number: 12464458) and located at 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2TH.

The Curve Card is issued pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard® is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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Curve UK Ltd, registered in England and Wales, #09523903

Copyright - 2021 © Curve UK Limited. 

The Curve Card, the Samsung Pay+ and the E-money related to these cards is issued in the UK by Curve UK Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue electronic money (firm reference number 900926). Curve UK Limited is registered in England and Wales, United Kingdom (company reference number: 09523903) and located at 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2TH. 

Curve Flex is provided in the UK by Curve Credit Limited. Curve UK Limited is an introducer appointed representative of Curve Credit Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 925447). Curve Credit Limited is registered in England and Wales, United Kingdom (company reference number: 12464458) and located at 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2TH.

The Curve Card and the 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 license No. 73 issued on 22 of October, 2020). The Curve Card and Samsung Pay+ are issued pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard® is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Curve Europe UAB is registered in Lithuania (company reference number: 305626541) and located at Jogailos g. 9, LT-01116 Vilnius.

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