N26 Debit MasterCard Not Accepted as Top Up

I just had my N26 account a couple of weeks ago. I never had Wirecard before (I guess) as I got N26 IBAN right from the start.

My account post-dates wirecard. MasterCard says the issue is Revolut’s algorithm for determining country. MasterCard is the final word. Although there may yet be additional considerations.

N26 hands out a Debit Mastercard and a Debit Maestrocard. If I use the Mastercard Debit the fees apply right? Although it is a debit? So I was trying to top up my account with the new Maestro and I’m getting the message “Sorry something has gone wrong. Please try again later”.
I migrated to the new N26 bank from wirecardbank already a while ago, account and cards registered in Germany and I tried the transaction of course with the new card.

I can top-up with the new N26 Bank Debit Mastercard without fees I dident tried the Maestrocard.

It doesn’t make any sense, how comes N26 work for some of us?

I’m the original poster. There’s been a few Revolut app updates since my original post. I thought I’d retry adding N26 as a top up, maybe something got fixed. Well, yes indeed it is now accepted. I’m able to add my N26 debit card as a top up.

Using N26 Black as a top up, I’m able to top up EUR-GBP (using N26 to convert) at a near zero rate markup. Very impressive! Can anyone confirm if N26 basic card also gives a near zero rate markup?

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@bsalita, that’s a good news. I will give it another try with N26 basic card once I received my Revolut card.

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Hey @bsalita, yes, the transparent Mastercard Debit uses the same exchange rates as the black. Exception: foreign currency ATM withdrawals. There is a 1.7 % fee with the transparent card.

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as of today I can not Top Up using my N26 Debit MC. I have last used it for Top Up on friday 13th of April. I have tried to delete the card and adding it again but without any luck. I have also tried to clear cache and data of Revolut app on my phone, uninstalling the app and also installing the previous version (4.15.2) all without any success.

With kind regards,


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Same problem as @vajenc today, I used to top up my Revolut account with my french N26 card for months and now the card is not accepted anymore. What the heck? It’s very inconvenient.

Started having the same problem today. Was able to topup few days ago with my European N26 card.

What’s the error messages?

“Sorry your top up card isn’t supported. Can you try a bank transfer instead?”


Yesterday when I tried to top up using my N26 MC I got the same message as rksn, since then I have removed the N26 MC and tried adding it again, but am greeted with an error message " This card type is not supported" and can not click on Continue button when I put in all the info required to add a new Top up card.

Hi guys,

I am having the same problem with N26: I was able to top-up till the 9th of April, but I tried again today and I am getting the same error message.

I certainly could top-up using a bank transfer, but if there is the chance to fix the problem it would be better


@anon33247966 Same here, could top up no problem until Apr 16, then started getting weird error message…

Tried requesting help in chat, but your customer service rep was quite unhelpful, saying that they could not talk about due to company secrecy. The answer was a stock cut paste reply without really caring about customers…

All in all, a baffling error and a no satisfactory reply from customer service

Andrea G. Vitali

The statement with all cards is wrong I just top-up my revolut account with 10€ via my N26 MasterCard

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Are you sure @zafai? It seems the problem is real and is affecting most users, as admitted by Revolut themselves. This is a screenshot from 5 min ago…

@anon33247966 any updates on this?

It was working fine 3 days ago and now I get the same error as you…
I’m using a French N26 account. The Revolut support tells me that N26 is not supported currently (what does it mean ? it was working fine for years !) and that they are working on solving this soon (lol).