On Saturday 6th July 2019, BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme did a 6-minute report about prepaid cards in the UK, focussing particularly on travel prepaid cards. Some of the charges mentioned are absurd. I don’t understand why consumers use these other prepaid cards, when Revolut has existed for 4 years without any such charges.
Don’t be confused by the title, because the report about prepaid cards is at the beginning:
The only problem mentioned in the report that applies also to Revolut is when amounts are blocked after an authorisation that doesn’t ever turn into a genuine charge. I believe that Revolut might handle these better than other prepaid cards, releasing the funds relatively quickly in some cases.