Mastercard vs Visa


If you are based in the UK or will be travelling here at some point, you can buy a Revolut Visa card from a high-street retailer called “Wilko” for £4.99. It can be found in-store along with other gift cards they sell. The card can then be linked to your Revolut account.

  • The card is within the envelope itself and therefore it does not have your name embossed; it only has a card number and expiry date embossed.

  • Once it’s linked to your account it uses the name on your Revolut account (obviously!).

  • You should sign the card as soon as it is linked to your account for your own security.

  • The Revolut app will provide you with the PIN number during the linking process. You can then change the PIN at most ATMs here in the United Kingdom.

  • You can only have three physical cards attached to any one Revolut account. So if you already have three cards you’ll need to delete one of your existing cards before you can add another.


Hi Rob.
Thanks. It seems like a working solution for me. Next time I’ll be in UK I’ll go for this option. :+1:


I am so glad i still have my old virtual Visa card as a option in Revolut app, yesterday it saved me with some local service that only support Visa cards (i couldnt add any Mastercard). Its just sad that Revolut is quiting with Visa support on many markets, now new virtual cards are Mastercards only. So we will have like 500 Mastercards, just great! :roll_eyes:


I understand you, in the opposite situation! I’m travelling for business in countries where MC is the main actor and VISA not. It was a constant fight to pay and I was praying I could get a MC card. So now that Revolut is selling MC card, I just bought a second Revolut card. Not the perfect situation but more flexible.