Topping up whilst abroad?


#1

Hi there,

Sorry if this is a daft question but I am using my Revolut card for the first time next week when I go to Portugal and in the guides it says to top up before we leave. So, does this mean I can’t top up whilst away from a UK debit card? Or have I got that wrong and can just top up anytime whilst I’m away?

Also, do I need to convert from GBP to Euros in the app before using the card or does it automatically just take from the GBP amount but at the best rate?

Thanks!


#2

Hi! You will be able to top up whilst abroad :slight_smile: It’s not mandatory that you exchange your GBP, but I recommend doing it during the week (as there is a higher rate on weekends) so you won’t be charged any surprise fees there! :r:


#3

It is still good advice to get familiar with how top-ups work in advance. Wire transfers might take some time. People run into all sorts of problems when sending money from accounts not in their name. Top-up cards need to be verified properly. If you are all set, topping up from abroad works just fine.


#4

Thanks very much for the replies! I have already topped up £10 just to check it all worked and then used it to buy something from the supermarket here and it all worked fine so hopefully should be no issues whilst away.