Unable to topup with Greek Visa or MasterCard (Blocked)

#1

Hello.
I’m a British Travel Photographer living in Crete, Greece since 1987.
Just joined Revolut and surprised that I can’t top up using my Greek Visa Debit Card.
Message reads ‘Sorry Cards from Greece arn’t supported’
I have used this card worldwide plus it is ok for payments with companies such as Amazon UK and PayPal.

I don’t want to visit my Bank and arrange a Transfer for Top Ups. Plus get charged 10 Euro every time.
Also, GooglePay is not yet working here.

Anyway the IT guys can get in my AC through a back door and allow my Visa Card please ?
And in general terms please allow Greek Visa & Mastercards in the drop down menu.
Capital Controls have been eased.
I could TopUp to 4,000 euros every two months…if I wanted to.

Please advise.
Thank’s in advance
Stephen

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#2

Hello there,

I live in Greece too and I understand your frustration. However, capital controls have not been lifted yet; that’s why card payments to financial services outside Greece (such as Revolut) are declined. Unfortunately, no IT guy from Revolut can fix this.

The good thing is you can send money using eBanking of any bank. It only takes a working day and costs 1€. Why don’t you give it a shot?

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#3

Thank’s for the reply Panagiotis.
I’m with Piraeus Bank, who need a further additional PIN for Internet Banking Transfers.
I will report back with news and info after August 15th.

Regards,
Stephen

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#4

Hi there. Sorry for the delay. I also use Piraeus Bank. I made the first SEPA transfer using winbank and after I put in the BIC, it recognised the Bank on its own. I’ve saved it as an alias ever since and just tap once a month :wink:

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