I registered for a Revolut card in February prior to travelling to Mexico via the USA.
I was able to use the card online to pay for my ESTA for the US prior to travelling.
I was able to use the card in the transit airport in the US, but that was a mag stripe transaction.
Once in Mexico, every shop card machine or bank ATM either reported the PIN as invalid, or as transaction blocked by issuer, even though the card was unblocked in the app and the PIN correct.
On the return transit through the US, all attempted (PIN-authorised) transactions were similarly rejected at shops and ATMs.
However the first ATM I tried on my return to Heathrow, happily dispensed cash.
Any ideas why this should have been? Does the PIN have to be ‘validated’ by a UK ATM before using abroad?
Fortunately I had a regular credit card as back-up, but this obviously cost me significantly in transaction fees. I am about to travel to France and would like some reassurance that the Revolut card and PIN will work there…