Revolut is back


#103

Revolut’s “soon” might mean anything.

BUT I believe that local Swiss IBANs are coming really soon… since yesterday there are Polish IBANs available for some users, so maybe the next country will be Switzerland :slight_smile:


#104

I can confirm that I have a Polish IBAN for my PLN Revolut account. Cool!

I guess all I need to ditch a conventional bank in Switzerland for Revolut is:

  • Swiss IBAN
  • Deposit guarantee
  • Web App

I would miss eBill a bit, though.


#105

Hey @Bojack

I assume your IBAN is a local Polish one already (without GB in front), right?
Do you, by chance, have your (Revolut) official address in Poland also?

I don’t have a local PLN account with Revolut yet (mine is still only the GB… shared currency account), and I don’t know if it’s because:

  • I have a Swiss-based Revolut account (registered address) and the option is limited to PL-based Revolut accounts,
  • or: there is another reason (I am on iOS, maybe you are on Android).

#106

I have a Polish IBAN, yes. I goes like this:
PL 81 2360 0018 …

I put the IBAN into an IBAN checker, and it gave me this:

BIC: DABAPLPW
Bank: Danske Bank A/S Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce
ul. Emilii Plater 28
00-688 Warszawa

Yes, I am currently registered at Revolut with my Polish address. As you may remember, there was a time where Swiss residents were blocked from Revolut by the credit card provider, and then I wrote to Revolut support and changed the address from Swiss to Polish, which was enough to unlock it.


#107

Swiss IBAN is here. I see an account number from Credit Suisse in Zurich so no doubt the transfer will go through as domestic payment at any bank. Wooohooo


#108

Hell Yeah!

That’s a very good news :slight_smile:
I can ditch my TW and simpilfy my transfers now :slight_smile:


#110

Thanks for the update about the IBAN :wink:
Now we can transfer money to the account without any fees, perfect.


#111

Confirmed it worked with no fees from my Zak account. Can ditch TW as well.


#112

Where can you see their account number in the Revolut app?


#113

If you click the (+) next to your CHF balance, then choose “Bank transfer” as a payment means, it will give you all the info including a reference number and Swiss IBAN at Credit Suisse.


#114

Can confirm CH IBAN is working without fees.

Ironically it was slightly slower than the Transferwise Method since Revolut took longer to confirm the payment XD (This might get better with future transactions).


#115

Guys what did you choose for the type of the card - Visa, Maestro, MasterCard?
I’d guess Visa and MC have a bit higher prevalence/acceptance around the world, but might be mistaken.


#116

The one that is free. Visa.


#117

So is Maestro :slight_smile:


#118

Really?! I started using Revolut 1 year ago and the only they have free was Visa :smile:


#119

Some interesting evidence of usually hidden forex rates of credit cards (only german)


#120

I cant wait for the swiss banks to try some protectionist maneuver like they did with FIDLEG to protect their market


#121

Can someone enlighten an ignorant fool like myself and explain what’s so great about Revolut? Is it the free account and credit card?

Bank Cler also offers free accounts and a free credit card I think.


#122

Well @hedgehog says it all on the OP. No ripoff exchange rates is the main reason.


#123

And improved from the original post:

  • Free CHF top-ups via bank transfer from any Swiss account (that took a while to happen, but it’s there now)
  • Free delivery for the credit card if you use someone’s referral link (you can probably MP any forum member to get one)