Enjoy attractive FX rates when you pay for your online shopping with Revolut

Deborah Tan-Pink

 · 02/02/2021  · 02/02/2021

You don't have to be travelling or trading to reap the benefits of attractive FX rates. If you (like many of us!) enjoy the occasional spot of online retail therapy, you need to know this.

Many international ecommerce sites allow customers to choose the currency they want to pay in. For example, when purchasing from a UK ecommerce website, you will have the option of choosing to pay in its home currency of GBP, or paying in another currency, such as SGD (this will convert the seller’s home currency to your preferred currency at the sellers’s exchange rates).

You can save on FX rates by checking out your cart in the ecommerce site's home currency. By paying with your Revolut card, we can automatically apply our attractive FX rates for you.

We challenged 3 Revoluters to go shopping and to pay for their purchases in the home currency of the websites (e.g., USD, GBP) using their Revolut cards. Here's what they found:

Deborah Tan-Pink, Senior Comms. Manager
"I'm so used to having international shopping sites do the FX conversion that I don't think twice about the potential savings I could make in the long-term. If I save $2 on every transaction, given the amount of online shopping I do, I'm looking at at least $150 in savings a year. That's another dress!"

Left to right: Price in USD; Price in SGD using site's converter; Price paid when Revolut was used

Ben Loh, Strategy and Operations Manager
"2%! That was how much I saved when I paid using my Revolut card. Of all the payment methods provided, Revolut hands-down gave me the best FX rates and I could trust that I wasn't getting ripped off. More money for me to invest in the things that matter most!"

Left to right: Price in USD; Price in SGD using site's converter; Price paid when Revolut was used

Jocelyn Kaylee Neo, Employer Brand Manager
""I've always sourced for promo codes and cashback deals to go with my online purchases. And now I get to save on the FX rate? That, plus Revolut Rewards that gives me up to 5% cashback at the moment. That raises the total discount I get on my new threads. Tell me if this isn't the sweetest deal!”

Left to right: Price in GBP; Price in SGD using site's converter; Price paid when Revolut was used

Our FX rates apply whether you are using your regular Revolut card or our Virtual Disposable Card, provided you remember to pay for your shopping in the site's home currency.

You're welcome. 😉