Revolut launches in the United States 🦅

Chad West

 · 03/24/2020  · 03/24/2020

America, we come bearing good news in these uncertain times. Revolut, the financial super app trusted by more than 10 million people worldwide, has landed in the United States. Imagine, one app to manage your entire financial life.

You can open a Revolut account in minutes, directly from your Android or iOS smartphone. All you need to get started is our app and some valid identification. More on that later, and on what you can expect from Revolut, but first...

Get more from your money 🤑

We put this message at the heart of everything that we do for our customers. Revolut started in 2015 in response to the unfair and often hidden fees associated with exchanging currencies. We’ve since grown to help more people manage their money with greater control and freedom — from the everyday to the extraordinary.

What does that mean? It means that we’ve got your back, whether you’re using the app to split a lunch bill, set budgets for your groceries, or exchange currencies for that trip of a lifetime.

Spend and send money overseas
U.S. customers can spend and send money overseas at the real exchange rate, with no hidden fees. Equally, they can hold and exchange 28 currencies in the app, including British Pounds, Canadian Dollar and the Euro.

Get your salary in advance
U.S. customers will be able to get their salary up to two days in advance via direct deposit at no cost. All deposits for U.S. customers are FDIC insured up to a value of $250,000.

Built-in budgeting
Struggling to keep your finances in check? With Revolut, you can see exactly how much you are spending each month on things like groceries and restaurants. Even more, you can set up monthly budgets for these individual categories, too. As you get close to your budget, we'll ping you a message to let you know.

Round-up your spare change
Saving up for that dream vacation? With Revolut Vaults, you can round-up every card payment to the nearest Dollar and build-up your spare change. Interestingly, the average Revolut customer puts about $20 aside each week through Vaults.

Send and request money from friends
Assuming you both have a Revolut account, U.S. customers can send money to, and request money from, each other, instantly and for free. You can also send and request money from other Revolut customers around the world, instantly and for free.

Instant spending notifications
Every time you make a card payment, we'll send a notification to your phone, telling you exactly how much you spent and where. You should get this even before the cashier hands you over the receipt.

Free disposable virtual card
With our disposable virtual cards, each time you make a payment online, we'll automatically destroy those card details, then instantly generate new details in the app. This helps protect our customers against online card fraud.

The plan is to introduce more features to the U.S. over the coming months, but we’re confident that you —and the tens of thousands already signed up in the States— will have a great experience with what’s on offer right now.

Security at your fingertips
In addition to being a regulated financial organization, Revolut is a technology company, which means we take data and privacy seriously. You can customize your Revolut card in the app, turning on/off individual features including swipe payments, contactless payments, and ATM withdrawals.

Plus, if you lose your card —or if it gets stolen— simply freeze/unfreeze it directly in the app. Awesome for when you think it’s gone for good, but then you find it behind the couch. You can even set up a virtual card in the app, to use for all your online shopping needs and subscriptions.

Simplification of fees
For too long, overcomplicated products, hidden fees, and financial services that don’t work together have made money management a pain. That brings us back to our vision of creating one app where you can manage your entire financial life.

As for fees, any that we happen to charge are always clearly stated. It’s only fair.

Branch-free money management
We don’t have physical branches, but that doesn’t mean you can’t speak to a real person. Once you’ve opened an account with Revolut you’ll have access to our in-app chat support team, who are on-hand to help you navigate our features, and troubleshoot any problems you might have.

There’s more to come 🚀

We’re super excited to finally launch in the United States, and can’t wait to hear what you think of Revolut. We could also talk for hours about all of the cool features we’ve built for you, but hey, why just take it from us? Download the Revolut app now and try it for yourself.

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