Life Challenges & Well-being

At Revolut we’re helping our customers to improve their financial health. Our mission is to make financial services fair and accessible for all. We are always working on research and development of new features to support the needs of all our customers.

Bereavement

What is bereavement?

Taking care of practical and financial matters can be overwhelming when you’re experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one. Revolut is here to support you at this difficult time. You can find details on what happens to a Revolut account if the account holder passes away and get guidance on the bereavement support we offer here

Financial abuse

What is financial abuse?

Financial abuse is a form of domestic abuse which involves controlling a person's ability to acquire and manage their own money, with the aim to reinforce or create financial instability in relationships. It’s a pattern of threatening and degrading behaviour that restricts a victim’s financial freedom. Financial abuse can take a variety of forms, for example, financial control, exploitation or manipulation. It can also happen in a range of different relationships, whether by intimate partners, family members, friends or carers. Some of the signs which might help you recognise financial abuse include:
  • Being stopped from working and/or getting education
  • Being asked to account for every single thing you spent
  • Being stopped or impeded from accessing your financial account
  • Being controlled on how your spend your income
  • Debt or credit was taken in your name without your knowledge and permission

Know more about financial abuse

You can check UK Finance’s leaflet ‘It’s your money’ for further information on signs of financial abuse, advice on what to do if you became a victim and where to get help. Also, you can see the report “The Cost of Covid-19: Economic abuse throughout the pandemic” which was prepared by the charity, Surviving Economic Abuse. The report contains a lot of information and examples of financial abuse that took place during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Getting help

If you or your children are in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If you can’t talk, call 999 followed by 55 to indicate you need help, but can’t talk. Get help from financial and domestic abuse charities, organizations and support groups:

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Refuge

24-hour UK National Domestic Abuse Helpline for women and children suffering from financial and domestic abuse Call 0808 200 0247 https://www.refuge.org.uk/

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Women’s Aid

Support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse Live chat, email, forum https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

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Men’s Advice Line

The helpline for male victims of domestic abuse (telephone, web chat & email support) Call 0808 801 0327 https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

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Galop

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic, emotional or financial abuse Call 0800 999 5428 https://galop.org.uk/

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The Money Advice Service

Advice and information on protecton on financial abuse Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic, emotional or financial abuse Call 0800 138 7777 https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/

Gambling

What is Gambling?

Gambling comes in a variety of forms – whether it’s playing a lottery, roulette, gaming machine, using an online casino, or betting on your favourite sports team. Gambling might become a problem when you lose the ability to stop. At this moment, losses can start affecting many aspects of your life including your career, finances and relationships. Some signs indicating that gambling might be out of control include:
  • Spending more than you want on gambling
  • Struggling to find the money for basics
  • Taking out loans to cover gambling debts
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Gambling block

If you’re worried about your gambling, you have the ability to turn gambling transactions ‘on’ or ‘off’ easily in-app. This feature allows you to press pause and stay in control. We hope that Gambling Block will help people with gambling problems to self-exclude from gambling spending.

Get the app
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Download the app

Get started with Revolut on your iOS or Android device

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Go to the Profile tab

Go to Home > Profile at the top felt corner of the app (a sign with your profile picture or initials) and scroll to Security > Gambling block

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Get control over gambling spend

Toggle on/off button to add or remove gambling restriction

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Cooling off period

Activating the Gambling Block is instant. Please note that it takes 48 hours to be disabled

Getting help

Get help from gambling charities, organisations and support groups

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GamCare

Leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling Call 0808 802 0133 https://www.gamcare.org.uk/

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The Gordon Moody Association

Residential courses for men and women who have problems with gambling Call 01384 241292 https://gordonmoody.org.uk/

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Gamblers Anonymous UK

Local support groups that use the 12-step approach to recovery from addiction and offer free meetings for gamblers Call 0330 094 0322 https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Mental Health

Mental Health

Job insecurity, fear of redundancy, debt and financial worries can all cause emotional distress. Feeling low, anxious or stressed is a normal response. Did you know that the Money and Mental Health institute revealed that over two thirds (67%) of employees who are struggling financially report at least one sign of poor mental health that could affect their ability to function at work? Some of the signs that your mental health may be struggling might include:
  • Lack of sleep due to money worries
  • Anxiety to check bank statements or account balance
  • Lack of confidence to contact a bank or financial service provider
  • Fear to open bills or check important letters
  • Feeling hopeless and unable to manage money
  • Overspending and feeling guilty after spending
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Getting help

Get help from mental health charities, organisations and support groups

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Samaritans

Emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Call 166 123 https://www.samaritans.org/

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SHOUT

Free, confidential, 24x7 text messaging support for anyone who is struggling to cope. Text 85258 https://giveusashout.org/

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Mind

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Call 0300 123 3393 https://www.mind.org.uk/

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Sane

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness. Call 0798 496 7708 http://www.sane.org.uk/

Money worries hub

Sometimes circumstances change and you might start to worry about your money. At this moment it can be tough to acknowledge and admit you have a problem, but we are here to help you.

Debt Health Test

Take the 60-second debt test to check your financial health and get tips on how to improve your money management.

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Budget Planner

Revolut's budget planner is a suite of tools designed to help you stay on top of your finances. Just tell us how much you want to spend each month and we'll work out a daily spending limit that you should stick to in order to meet your goals. Master your money with smart analytics:
  • Track how you spend with automatic categorisation
  • Learn more about our budget planner here

Getting help

Get help from money and debt advice charities, organizations and support groups

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StepChange

Free debt advice based on a comprehensive assessment of your financial situation. Call 0800 138 1111 https://www.stepchange.org/

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Citizens Advice

Network of charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Call 0800 144 8848 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

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National Debtline

Free and independent debt & budget advice over the phone and online. Call 0808 138 7777 https://www.nationaldebtline.org/

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The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government. Call 0800 138 7777 https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/

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PayPlan

100% debt free solutions, such as Debt Management Plan, Individual Voluntary Arrangement, Bankruptcy, & Debt settlement advice. Call 0800 280 2816 https://www.payplan.com/

Fraud & Scams

Ad Scams

Unfortunately, fraudsters are always looking for new ways to get access to your account and your money. One common way they try to do this is by placing ads on Google with phone numbers pretending to be Revolut customer support. To help keep you safe, we will never send you a text message asking you to click on a link, or to send us sensitive information, such as your card details or your app passcode. We do, however, have an automated phone number where you can block your card if it has been lost or stolen. This number is +442033228352 Check our blog page to find out more about:
  • How we detect and report fake ads/numbers
  • What to do if you're unsure

Phishing Scams

Check our Security page for an overview of what a phishing scam is, how you can protect yourself and how Revolut protects you.

Getting help

Check our blog page to learn what chargeback is and when it can be requested.

Contact Us

If you would like further support please get in touch with us via our in-app chat service and we will be happy to help however best we can.