Tips: Using Revolut Abroad This Summer ☀️✈️

Rob Braileanu

 · 08/02/2016  · 08/02/2016

Going abroad this summer? Here are some tips for using Revolut whilst you’re away!


Do I need to tell you I’m going abroad?

Not at all! Revolut is designed for the global citizen, therefore unlike your bank, we won’t block your card if we see an international transaction.

What exchange rate will I get?

Our rates mirror the Interbank exchange rate. The interbank market is the top-level foreign exchange market where banks exchange currencies. It’s a wholesale market through which most currency transactions are channeled and therefore offers the best exchange rate available.

By ditching the airport exchange bureau in favour of a RevolutCard, you could get at least 14% more holiday money! Find out how here.

Split the bill with Revolut:

Keeping track of who paid what, when and how is a pain, particularly when travelling.

If your friends are using Revolut, you can split the bill in under a minute. Just tap ‘Send’ in the app, choose the right contact, enter the amount and Rev it! The money will arrive instantly in their Revolut account. 🎉

What fees do you charge for using the RevolutCard abroad?

There are no fees to make purchases with your RevolutCard, anywhere. You can pay for the hotel, restaurant bill or bar tab without being hit with ridiculous bank charges.

You can withdraw up to £200 (or currency equivalent) from an ATM for free per calendar month, after which we charge a small 2% fee.

TIP: Check out how much your bank could charge you to use your debit/credit card abroad here. 👀

Verify your Revolut profile before you jet off:

We recommend verifying your identity before you travel. Just take a selfie and a photo of your photo ID in the ‘Profile’ section of our App!

Top-up before you travel:

Top-up your RevolutCard before you leave! Topping up with a debit/credit card on the app is instant. A bank transfer can take 1-5 working days depending on their origin, so make sure you leave yourself enough time.

We hope you have a great trip! If you have any questions, check out our FAQs, give us a shout on Twitter or send us a message via our in-app support! 👍