Revolut account for direct debit the Council Tax in UK - invalid?


#1

Dear revolut users living in UK.
Normally, an UK resident needs to pay a council tax. You go to a website of the city and arrange the payment online. The problem is that when I fill in the account number of my revolut, an error message appear “the number entered is not a valid account number, please check and try again”. This is estrange, because is the 6 numbers that I use also for receiving my salary and for paying my rented home. So why it is not valid for the council tax? I called and wrote an email to the council, 3-4 weeks ago, but they dont answer me.
Thanks!


#2

they might have an old database of valid sort codes. register manually and let them sort their own mess.


#3

Not sure since I don’t use it but IIRC, the UK local account is not enabled for direct debits yet.
Only the EUR account supports direct debit last time I checked.

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#4

if the local UK account doesn’t support direct debits you might want to look at starling, monzo or, if you have troubles getting a proof of address yet, monese. They’ll quickly give a fully functional free UK bank account and free transfers to Revolut.


#5

what do you mean by register manually? in person in an office?


#6

Hello!!!I was wondering if you solved the problem with the Council Tax…did yhey accept the payment? because I will be in a similar situation and I need advice.
Thanks


#7

the UK account doesn’t support direct debit unfortunately. get an account with monzo or starling if you want a good free and real bank account in the UK.