Revolut or not to Revolut?

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  1. Littlewheels

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    I have read on the Forum the benefits of using such a card when touring in the EU,however,having downloaded the App and attempting to register I got very wobbily when it asked for my Bank Details!! The App is very very basic and gives no assurances to its Security,it's a matter of entering a Phone Number,Address and Bank Details which is extremely primitive.

    There is no indication to where Revolut are based,Contact,Security Assurance etc etc, has anyone had further experience than myself?

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  2. laser101uk

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    love revolut, works a treat. no issues with them having bank details as it means I can top up any time. you can use a credit card if you prefer.
     
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  3. NickNic

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    The app is completely secure. I'm not sure what you were expecting but I wouldn't call it basic or primitive.

    Lots of us use it extensively. I've dumped all my other currency cards now and just use Revolut.

    Everything is done using the app including adding funds and ordering a physical card. If you don't register a debit or credit card you can't add funds, it's as simple as that. Once you've added more than £500 (IIRC) you will need to complete some further ID verification in order for them to comply with money laundering regs.

    I've had personal experience of their support, again via live chat on the app, when an ATM in Italy threw a wobbly and I can confirm that it's first class - everything that they said would happen did happen inside the timescale they suggested.
     
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    Their website: https://revolut.com/

    Details of where to contact them: https://revolut.com/contact

    We've got it on both our phones and have 2 cards so that if one had a problem (eg faulty card) we can use the other. The only issue I had was when trying to change the bank card details and it was because they'd updated the app and I had an old version, once I'd downloaded the new one it was easy peasy.
     
  5. Tweedie

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    Yes we used it for 4 months in France & Spain, no problems thought it worked very well, it's a thumbs up from us. (y)
     
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    I use Revolut and it has worked for me. I did have a glitch verifying my identity via the app but their support on app chat resolved the matter in minutes.
     
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    Used it for the last 4 months, absolutely faultless, took the opportunity to top up last night as the pound rose a bit, should have enough to get us home at the end of the month now.(y)
    P.S we don't use it for fuel as there was some negative reports.
     
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    Used it all last year and will be again in a few weeks,
    Used in USA, Spain France Italy Holland no problem....(y)
     
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  9. sallylillian

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    Use mine all the time here in Spain. Topped up just pre Referendum at 1.3+ so have a good pile of Euro's to use. I like when you do a transaction within minutes it's been messaged to my phone and displays in the relevant wallet. My mate was nervous pre the Referendum and did not top up, wishes he had now.
    You can even block and unblock your card through the app.
     
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  10. Cyclists

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    Yes, used it lots and shoved a good few quid through it without problem. Only time it can be a bit iffy is at un manned fuel punps UK and abroad.
     
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    Any particular reason for that?


    pete
     
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    Think it's to do with pre reserving to the card when you put it in the pump before delivery.
     
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    Not got this card but all pre paid cards are a bit iffy on fuel pumps, likewise toll booths.
     
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    Giving out your bank details to someone has no risk associated with it whatsoever, they can't do anything with your sort code and account number. Just to prove it mine is 50-75-06 and 05479365.
     
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  16. Shrimp64

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    Revolut is ace!
    Revolut.com have a look online.
    Nothing to be afraid of!
    We both use it & have done for 9 months, the app is secure and you need to put bank details in so you can top it up with £ to exchange to €/$ or whatever.
    Revolut has been going now for just over a year, they are based in the dock lands in London, their support is fantastic either live chat, phone or web. They have over 300,000 users.
    No it's not my company-wish it was!
     
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  17. laser101uk

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    They save details of your debit card, but it's no different than any other transaction when you think about it. Whenever you use a card they then have your details.
     
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    I've been using it with no problem in France other than the automated fuel pumps as stated already, just make sure you arrive when kiosk is open.
    I thinks it a great scheme.
     
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    Didn't Jeremy Clarkson do this a little while ago and someone took money from his account and paid into a charity. Clarkson admitted he was wrong I believe!
     
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    I wondered how long it would take someone to recall that one. They're not really my bank details :) (probably someone elses)
     
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