Like every month, I wanted to charge my Revolut with my Cumulus Mastercard and it didn’t work. I called at Mastercard who told me that since this year, it will not be possible to charge more than 1000CHF per day (in my case). Ok I’ll do with that … except that 2 times 1000 it goes. For the little story
But … yes there is a but according to my interlocutor, Mastercard is in conflict with Revolut and it could be that in the very near future, Mastercard requests 1.5% commission on each Revolut recharge with the Mastercard. His argument is that Revolut is considered a foreign merchant and therefore we should pay the tax.
He does not know if and when the change will take place. He does not know if we will be warned. So keep an eye out!
Last year I converted like 30k via SwissCard to EUR and always received the 0.5% Cashback.
Swisscard does’nt charge a fee, but they don’t give Cashback anymore on Revolut Top Ups (Since Nov 2019)
Cornercard is charging Cash Advance Fee for Revolut Top Up
Cembra is what we are talking here about (Cumulus issuer)
There are still some issuers left without a fee AND cashback.
You don’t get it, do you? He’s saying just waiting 3 days to save 1.5%, the ROI here in annual terms is 612% compounded. You can’t find investment opportunities with comparable returns anywhere on the public market without taking enormous risks or going illegal. With Revolut, the risk is fairly small and they are 100% legal (AFAIK). It doesn’t compound tho. But 182% not compounded is still very respectable return.
And in fact it only takes 1 business day, not 3 days for transfer to go thru.