Revolut currently offers local bank accounts only for GBP and EUR.
This made me wondering if there are any alternatives which can be used as an alternative in the meantime until Revolut gets around to implementing local details for more currencies.
I’m mostly interested in the smaller EU/EEA currencies (not Euros, there are already plenty of banks supporting those)
What I’ve found so far is:
• Wise (aka TransferWise) - http://wise.com/
Supported currencies: EUR, RON, HUF, GBP, USD, AUD, NZD, SGD, CAD, TRN
Available via waiting list: SEK, NOK, DKK
Closed for new customers: PLN
Planned: CHF, MYR
Limitation: Only few currencies support Swift payments
Additional currencies are supported as send-only currencies
• LeoPay – https://leopay.eu/
Supported currencies: EUR, BGN
Accounts can also be opened in USD, GBP, CHF, RON, HRK, JPY, PLN and CZK; However it looks like those currencies come with a Bulgarian Iban, i. e. you can only do Swift but no local payments.
Interesting for people who need a BGN account for the next 17 months because BGN will likely go away on 2022-12-31 so no credit institution will bother to roll out BGN accounts.
• Paysera – https://www.paysera.com/
Looks a bit difficult to figure out and fee structure is a bit complex.
Customers can hold USD, GBP, PLN, NOK, SEK, DKK, BGN, RON, CZK, GEL, HRK, HUF, AUD, JPY, CAD, CHF, HKD, INR, MXN and SGD.
Incoming transfers are through pooled accounts which impacts usability.
Limited Swift support.
• CurrencyFair - https://www.currencyfair.com/
Currency exchange service only, not intended for normal same-currency payments. Receiving of third-party payments into pooled accounts is allowed. Funds must be converted into another currency before withdrawal. Pooled accounts for EU/EEA currencies are local accounts except for HUF.