some countries i travel too, the cashiers like to wander off with my card when paying for something, eg to the other side of the resto back-end area, sometimes they have never seen my card and wander off with it into the back office to ask their manager if it’s a legit card.
once i joined a gym and as i was joining, the gym staff member who was setting up my membership took a couple of snaps of my card so the receptionist in the head office in Saigon could setup the membership.
the thing is, as soon as i noticed this, i had to break through their cultural norms and explain i was not happy with my digits been copied down like this for their membership (in the UK it’s usually a direct debit), it was too late though. their contract was 25 pages long and for the rest of the trip i kept my curve card blocked and stopped using it, I used my Revolut card instead for the rest of the trip, glad i did too as the gym tried to take a payment too early and when i tried to cancel the membership after 3 months, they tried to take one extra final payment for the 4th month, due to me ‘not giving enough notice’
a case of their ‘verbal’ sell of the membership to me not matching their 25 page gym membership contract.
any way i thought you may as well hear the background story
my main point is, since then, being back in the UK, i have been on the hunt for a card with no 16 digits on the card - because when these things happen when you are abroad for long periods of time, it’s not as easy as ordering a new card.
i know the apple card will do this once it’s out in the UK.
I know curve does this with their investor card,
If i can invest to get one of these cards, can somebody from curve tell me what to do.