It’s correct. I’m in Thailand (Phuket) right now. I tryed to pay at 7 Eleven. They only accept Visa. No Mastercard.
Except some isolated cases, MC has a higher acceptance.
The only place where Visa was more helpful was SriLanka
But I’m other places (Japan, Korea, Philippines) MC has a higher acceptance
It’s not really “some”. And even if it’s some, those “some” are pretty major countries. Countries like Netherlands and Germany are pretty much major and MC isn’t accepted.
That’s the problem. MC won’t cover you at all. You need 1 MC, 1 Maestro and 1 VISA and you’re very much sorted.
But I don’t need/want a Revolut MC. Especially when it’s very basic compared to other MC options I have.
A VISA would be much much better for me. Adding Maestro too will be a perfect bonus.
I can’t wait for Revolut to launch Apple Pay. By having all three cards in Apple Pay (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro) you should be covered. That is, as long as the merchant accepts contactless payment.
Is it still in the near future? Will it be this year?
There are many ATMs in Europe, for instance, which charge a fee for MC whereas VISA is free. See this thread for some examples: The ultimative free ATM withdrawal list for travelling (by country/as of Sep 2018)
For me MC seems the only option now.
And where is the problem to order a standard visa card? Where is the need to get a premium visa card?
I have a standard visa card next to my metal/premium master card too and if somebody doesn’t accept mastercard then I still have my VISA as backup
What do you mean by premium visa card? I don’t think there’s one. Premium and Metal cards are all MCs.
Well the Titel says: “Why is VISA exclusive to standard cards”, so somebody want a VISA Premium Card version instead of a Mastercard (because there are no premium visa card) . If he has even the option to order a standard visa card, why would he need a premium visa card version .
But yes I need to say it would be nice if everyone would have the option to order at least some version of a visa card instead of random selection.
I already had a VISA Card, now only give me the possibility of the MasterCard.
I want a VISA as a customer how can I do to have VISA again ??
One of the first users in Australia seems to have received a Visa Platinum premium card Hope they’ll be available everywhere!
I have seen that too some time ago but what stands out is the Visa Platinum whereas i can’t remember any of the Mastercards being branded differently.
I’m lucky enough to have the full combination of standard cards (MC, Visa, Maestro) and based on my experience, Visa remains the card with better acceptance, having lived in Asia as well I can only confirm this.
However, having Maestro is basically a must if you travel around the Netherlands.
Another point, I know it’s not daily business, but try paying anything at the Olympic Games or nearby with anything else than a Visa
I agree. Visa is widely accepted outside of Europe. I wish I had one as well beside my Mastercard. That would definitely facilitate my life.
2019 is near future?
Yes. I face the same issue. In Europe it works both Visa and Mastercard. However when I’m travelling outside of Europe it would be very handy to have a Visa card beside my Mastercard (issued by Revolut based on my residence). Unfortunately I can’t always pay with my Mastercard as it’s not accepted…
Choice of cards is a must. I stopped using my main bank when they refused to extend my VISA credit card after expire date becouse they suddenly started to “love” Mastercards (and tried to say that there is no difference). Well, in reality there is. In some parts of world, Mastercard is not popular/not accepted.
I travel around the Netherlands on a monthly basis and have never had any problems with either my standard Revolut Visa card or my premium Revolut Mastercard. Why would I want a Maestro card?