Appreciate the well reasoned response @YetAnotherMagnate - I might have been a little spirited in one point after repeated dismissal though the flagging seems to extend to anything that might be critical of wirecard.
I haven’t invested in Curve and don’t have to use the card so can happily avoid it in the lack of any clarity.
Community Forums will always attract fans, I’m by no means a detractor - the situation might be fluid but this ‘everything will probably be okay’ attitude is only going to end one way in this instance.
The idea that because Wirecard have rapidly liquidated the parent entity that carries the debt obligations, it’s wholly owned subsidiaries are safe, is madness. Wirecard are still mid-legal-action against the FT - doesn’t mean that lawsuit will continue.
As you say @YetAnotherMagnate, a competitor may buy elements of the technology, but given it’s unclear whether Wirecard have ever operated profitably / honestly, I can’t see that happening.
I also doubt Visa and Mastercard will want to continue with cards in circulation carrying their logo and the Wirecard name.