Well so for 9PLN you got myself convinced already. Got my card ordered for 9, 25 was not worth it
And to sort of speak not in favor of my recent action but… let me objectively recommend something that’d definitely bring a lot more success in Polish market.
There’s a reason why I said ‘not worth it’… it’s clearly not about the price of 2 beers in Krakow’s Market Square. Polish banking market has got us used to basic functionalities either just “for free” or “conditionally free”. We’re sooo allergic to paying for any basic services like accounts and debit cards.
As much as I know Revolut card is probably “really” worth 100euros or more, in order to market it in Poland, simply make its cost back up to 25-30PLN but waive the fee for anyone who spends like 1000PLN over the course of 2-3 months, let’s say.
Or put any other condition that’d cover the cost and will let you make some money on interchange- and at the same time, get people used to actually using the card!
That’s what banks do here and are super-successful.
BTW your closest competition here is Alior Kantor - their currency cards are totally free if you make any transaction over the course of 6 months. I do own these cards so there was no motivation at all to pay 25PLN for pretty much the same thing.
Other currency cards from banks are usually free, too.
Revolut’s fantastic idea to convert with interbank rates on the fly is unbeatable and your mobile app is a champion- for now.
So there you go guys, 9PLN is yours.
Let’s wait for other players to join - Igoria, Transferwise. It’s going to be a very interesting market pretty soon