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15/1/2024 at 4:17pm
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We've been recommended to get a Revolut card for use abroad. Has anyone got one of these? What are the costs involved when you use it for a non Sterling payment?

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15/1/2024 at 5:58pm
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Be aware Revolut is not a bank it is a financial transaction company, this means no FSCS protection for any money held with it should things go bad.

There is no need to pay anything for forex transactions when abroad as there are banks that offer fee free accounts and cards.

Barclaycard Rewards for credit cards.
Starling and Chase for debit cards.


16/1/2024 at 8:52am
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I used Starling on my last Greek holiday to Corfu with no problems whatsoever. Great little card with FSCS cover.

I use my card for everyday expenses. No worry about being cloned and loosing money as I keep the balance low and have no overdraft.


via mobile 16/1/2024 at 9:02am
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I have revolut and just use it the same as a disposable card. It is cheaper than my bank to use in non-euro currency and I will be using it in Canada. I do not keep money in it and do not use it as a current account. It is covered by the Lithuanian deposit guarantee scheme up to 100k euros but I prefer using my Irish bank.
The only downside, one that will not impact anyone here, was that my eldest got hit by a1500 euros claim by the Lithuanian tax authorities that Revolut allowed to be taken from her account putting her into the red. She hadn't lived in Lithuania since she was 7. We got it sorted but we're disappointed about how Revolut allowed it to happen with no notification.

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16/1/2024 at 9:46am
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My Preference is a Chase Card There are no Fees for Foreign Transactions, nor Cash machine Withdrawals (Machine Operators may Charger) and you get 1% cash Back on all Purchases.

As there is no Overdraft Facility, you are restricted to what is on your card should it go missing. I tend to transfer to as I need money, normally never having more than 100 - 150 on the Card.

I have a Starling AccountS as a back up, Which also no Fee, but with out the Cash back.

Finally, as a Credit Card Option I have a Halifax Credit Card, for those larger purchases where I may need Section 75 Protection. Again no Fees for Purchases.

I hope this helps

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