How to order a Revolut Business card 💳

Sarah Hiraki

 · February 05, 2020  · 02/05/2020

So you just opened a Revolut Business account. Excellent. You and your team are well on your way to upping your business game, managing costs and tracking expenses in a whole new way. But first, you’re going to need to order a business card.

First, you’ll need to decide what type of card you’d like to order.

Physical or virtual?

Revolut Business offers two types of cards; physical cards and virtual. What’s the difference? Both our physical and virtual cards perform the same way – as prepaid debits linked to your company’s Revolut Business account. For physical cards, standard delivery is free for the first card for each team member, the fee for an additional card is £4.99. Express delivery is charged at £19.99 per card (may vary by country and address). For virtual cards, there is no charge for the card itself. Physical cards come in either black or white plastic.

If you’ve selected a physical card, your new business card should arrive within 9 working days. Express delivery to the UK, United States, or Canada will usually take 2 business days, Express delivery to the rest of the world will take 3 business days. Please note, these are estimated delivery times, and we cannot guarantee a specific delivery date.

Both physical and virtual cards can be linked to Apple Pay / Google Pay wallets, and used immediately, right after they’ve been activated.

Personal and company virtual cards

To better service your business’ needs, company cards come in two types; personal and company. This difference can be a bit confusing, but the primary distinction here is whose name is on the card and who can access its details. Personal Business cards, whether virtual or physical, will be registered to a specific team member’s name and email. Whereas virtual company cards are simply registered to the company.

This distinction is made during the ordering process, where you have the option to add/select an individual team member as the cardholder (personal virtual or physical card) or select the company as the cardholder (virtual company card).

We recommend personal cards for use on day-to-day expenses (client lunches, travel expenses), and company cards for purchases that may need to be managed by multiple team members.

Now that you’ve decided what type of card to order, it’s time for the fun part.

Freelancers – How to order a card

As a lean, mean, one person operation, we’ve kept things streamlined for our freelancer account holders. Here’s how to get your hands on your first card:

  1. Sign in to your Revolut Business account on our web interface.

2. Once you sign in, head to the “Cards” tab and select “Add new card” from the cards manager.

3. Choose a card type – physical or virtual.

4. If you’ve chosen a physical card, select the card colour and design.

5. Choose one or more accounts to link to the card. Keep in mind that only one account per currency can be linked to any card.

6. Set a monthly spending limit for the card and set up expenses if you wish.

7. Create a PIN for the card.

8. If you’ve chosen a physical card, confirm your delivery address and delivery method.

9. Done! You’ll be able to activate your virtual card immediately straight from the app or physical card as soon as it arrives in the mail, and add either to your Apple or Google wallet if you wish.

Company Administrators – How to order a card for yourself

Only admins with card permissions to your Revolut Business account can order cards. If you’re an administrator and you need a card, you’ll need to follow this process:

  1. Sign in to your Revolut Business account on our web interface.

2. Once you sign in, head to the “Cards” tab and select “Add new card” from the cards manager.

3. Choose a card type,

4. Select yourself as the cardholder.

5. Choose one or more accounts to link to the card. Keep in mind that only one account per currency can be linked to any card.

Set a monthly spending limit for the card and set up expenses if you wish.

6. If you’ve chosen a physical card, select the card colour and design.

7. Create a PIN for the card.

8. If you’ve chosen a physical card, confirm your delivery address and delivery method.

9. Done! You’ll be able to activate your card (physical or virtual) immediately straight from the app, and add either to your Apple or Google wallet if you wish.

Company Administrators – How to order a card for a teammate

Now that you have a card, you can set up the rest of the team in just a few simple steps.

  1. Sign in to your Revolut Business account on our web interface.

2. Once you sign in, head to the “Cards” tab and select “Add new card” from the cards manager.

3. Choose a card type,

4. Choose a cardholder. Or, fill in their name and email.

5. Choose one or more accounts to link to the card. Keep in mind that only one account per currency can be linked to any card.

6. Set a monthly spending limit for the card.

7. If you’ve selected a physical card, choose express or standard delivery. Standard shipping is free for their first card.  

8. Ready to go! Now that you’ve created a card, we’ll send an invitation to the teammate you’ve selected to finish setting it up.

Employees – How to set up your card

You’ve been invited to join your team on Revolut Business! How exciting! Here’s how to finish setting up your card so you can begin using it:

  1. On your mobile, check your email for an invitation from your company admin.

2. Tap the link in the email to download the Revolut Business app (or launch it, if you already have it downloaded)

3. If this is your first card, follow the steps to fill in your personal details: name, birth date, phone number, and address.

4. If you’ve been invited to claim a physical card, you’ll be asked to choose a colour or design.

5. Create a PIN for the card.

6. If you’ve been invited to claim a physical card, specify a delivery address.

7. Done! You’ll be able to activate your virtual card immediately straight from the app or physical card as soon as it arrives in the mail, and add either to your Apple or Google wallet if you wish.

How many cards can my business have?

Now that you’ve created a few cards, you may feel inspired to order more! As a Revolut Business account admin, you can order two physical cards per team member. You can also order two personal virtual cards per team member. You can create up to 20 virtual cards per calendar month. While the number of team members included in your free allowance varies by your plan, you can always add additional team members for £5 per user per month above this allowance.

There you have it – everything you need to know to order a shiny new Revolut Business card. If you have any other questions about cards, or any other aspects of your Revolut Business account, please have a look at our help section.

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