@Curve_Liz Nope. Not in my case. Tried 3 times. It was for gym membership (where I have already been a member for several years so they knew me). I had 3 cards on me. Amex, Capital One and Debit Visa. They wouldn’t accept Amex, I wasn’t happy paying a large sum on my visa debit as no cashback, so my capital one cashback card was the only viable option. I find I have to replace the Capital One card way before the expiry date due to the chip getting contaminated. (I use alcohol and cotton bud to clean it every so often but that only works for so long). The curve card will give me another option in the future linked to the capital one card, but if the chip on the curve card starts messing up, the card will be sitting at the back of a drawer until it expires. I would refuse to pay £5 for a replacement card in these circumstances.
Now if the curve card were to work with Apple Pay, perhaps I would hardly ever have to risk the chip in the card at all (assuming that most merchants will accept over £30 on Apple Pay by the time curve finally gets Apple Pay working)