British Airways website doesn't recognize Revolut as a debit card


I was trying to book a ticket on British Airways website with Revolut and couldn’t get the payment process to recognize the card as a “Mastercard debit card”. I had to finally choose the option “Mastercard”, which has a fee attached.

I thought Revolut was always recognized as a debit card, and I think it was indeed in many cases. But if you go to the FAQ, Revolut says it is a “prepaid card”. What’s the difference with a debit card?


To be 100 % correct, it is like this:

Card type: debit
Card level: prepaid

So it is a prepaid debit card.

See here about your first question:

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