I have been using my Curve card for about a month now, everything worked fine with my expenses in the Euro zone and with a EUR card
However, while travelling in Asia, I have been using a card linked with an SGD bank account and I just found that over 40 transactions paid in SGD (which is the currency of my underlying card) have been charged with extra DCC fees for the equivalent of $20!
This is really a bad surprise because I was pretty sure the transactions in the same currency as the underlying card would not have any other fees or consequences considering that SGD is mentioned as a “supported currency” which means it should be charged directly in the currency of the card:
“Please note, if the currency of your transaction and the currency of the underlying payment card used with Curve is the same, Curve will always pass through the transaction with no additional fees.”
There is no mention about possible DCC fees in your conditions.
In short, I just lost $20 of banking fees which I could have easily avoided by paying with the underlying card directly if I knew all these transactions will be subject to DCC…
This really defeats the purpose of this card in such cases