Revolut Card question

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  1. Tweedie

    Tweedie

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    Thanks to the good Funster advice I have got my card all set up OK, id verified, card loaded with £'s all ready for French expedition next week. My question is, as the exchange rate is not very good at the moment have not changed any £'s to euros. Was wondering do I have to exchange £'s to euros to be able to use it for purchases and withdrawing cash in France or will it just deduct from the £'s balance at the euro rate at the time of transaction??? if there are no euros loaded.

    Thanks in advance(y)
     
  2. Techno

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    So the answer is revolut will change your money to the local currency but you must select the local currency otherwise they will set the exchange rate which will be lower
     
  3. Smith and Sharp

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    I study the exchange rate on a daily basis and it has stayed steady for a few days but it's been on a downward slide for some time, if your going to change some then do it soon as it will go down a bit more next week but that is only MY OPINION and your choice to make.....

    I tend to play on the safe side and do half before I go and the rest when needed when I'm there.....
     
  4. Tweedie

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    Thanks both good advice.
     
  5. premiere99

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    Used our Revolut card in Australia this January to March, when we went out the exchange rate was 2.04 but gradually went down to 1.90 so decided to move funds to US dollars so eventually was buying Oz items with US dollars as we saw the Pound sink and sink..I found it amazing that I received a message on my phone to inform me of the purchase before the card machine actually display the remove card info. We hired a motorhome for two weeks while there and then we found that it would not authorise web payments for pre-booking camping sites, seems it only works when you are at the terminal. One thing I did notice was the days we could not use the card online we used the Halifax Clarity which actually gave a better rate than the revolut card.
     
  6. gus-lopez

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    Neither the wife or I have ever managed to download the app to our phones ? Either here or in the Uk the wife has tried.
     
  7. Minxy Girl

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    You need to make sure your phone is compatible with the app - can't remember what it is now but some smart phones won't run it unless you update your phone's software version.

    Ah, just found it on their website:

    At the moment our app is available for iPhones, iPads iOS (7.1+) or Android (4.1+) supported phones with a minimum screen size of 3.5inches
     
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