I understand there will be a change in the referral system as of June 22nd. Like now, Curve Cash points will be pending on the Curve Cash card until the person using a referral link has made his/her first transaction. And the signup bonus will only be given when a transaction is made within 7 days of entering the code.
Now, of course I do understand there needs to be a limitation to this time frame, though there’s a couple of things that will make me less motivated to refer friends any longer. They both have to do with location.
First of all, in my experience it takes quite some time nowadays for the mail to get from the U.K. to any other country in Europe. This transit time takes a large bite out of the 7-day time frame for a new user to actually activate and use the card.
Second, I am residing in the Netherlands (but this issue also goes for Belgium, Germany, France and other mainland Europe countries). Credit cards are less widely accepted and used here when compared to, for instance, the U.K… So even if the new Curve card gets here in time, it’s quite unlikely that it will be used right away, or at least in the first couple of days.
I’m not really looking forward to urge my friends into any rush to order, activate and use their new card within 7 days…