I thought Revolut was good for traveling but I think that the fees are increasing.
Revolut is giving an acceptable service, but now it’s not the best option for travelers. There are alternatives around Europe giving better service for free.
For example: in Spain we have BNext, with 500€ free withdrawals every month…
Apart from that, I am in Costa Rica. The real rate for Colon costaricense is now at 1€=663’55 colones on Sunday 30/06/18.
In Revolut the rate is 642’99. That means a 3’1% money lost in the conversion today (Sunday).THAT’S NOT AN INTERBANK RATE AT ALL.
In BNext the rate is 653’01. That means a 1"5% money lost in the conversion today (Sunday). Which could be better but is closer to a real interbank rate.
Even for weekdays the rate is not that good in Revolut. It’s good for British Pound and USD, but it’s not a good conversion rate for most of the currencies in the world.
I could say more examples about why Revolut it’s not that good, but that could seem publicity of another service. I’ve been using Revolut for months traveling around the world and I just realized about that.
I just wanted to explain my disappointment with Revolut, which it is supposed to be a banking revolution.