This document sets out the terms and conditions for your Revolut personal account (your account) and its related services. It also sets out other important things that you need to know.
We are authorised by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL number 517589) to provide general financial product advice and deal in relation to non-cash payment products.
The electronic money in your Revolut Account is protected by a bank guarantee (the Bank Guarantee). The Bank Guarantee is issued by an Australian authorised deposit-taking institution (the Issuer) in favour of Global Loan Agency Services Australia Nominees Pty Ltd (the Trustee or GLAS) who holds the benefit of the Bank Guarantee on trust for all Revolut Account holders.
You can access a copy of these terms and conditions through the Revolut app at any time. To use all the functions of the app, you must be connected to the internet.
It's important for you to understand how your account works, so please read these terms and conditions carefully.
For some of our services, we charge fees. You can read about these on our Fees and Charges Section.
By accessing your account or using your Revolut prepaid debit card (Revolut Card) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and confirm receipt of the Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement which will be provided to you electronically.
Your account is a 'virtual' account that allows you to hold electronic money (also known as stored value) in a digital wallet. You may hold electronic money in different currencies in your account at the same time.
Electronic money is an electronic alternative to cash. If you give us money, we'll issue the equivalent value of electronic money in the currency you choose. The electronic money will be held in your account and may be accepted by other parties as payment.
Once you have loaded funds into your account you'll be able to use our services. For example, you can do the following:
We add new features and services all the time. We’ll let you know about these through the Revolut app, on the website or by email.
You’re eligible to open an account if:
You can check all payments into and out of your account through the Revolut app. It will be available to you through the Revolut app while you are a customer.
We will send a notification to your mobile device each time a payment goes into or out of your account. You can turn off these notifications, through the Revolut app or in your device’s settings, at any time. If you turn off notifications, you should regularly check your payments on the Revolut app. It's important that you know what payments go into and out of your account, so we recommend that you do not turn off notifications.
We'll usually communicate with you through the Revolut app or our website.
This is how we will provide account information and tell you about any fraud, or suspected fraud, relating to your account. It is also how we will tell you if there is a security threat to your account.
All information about our products and services will be provided to you electronically either via the Revolut app or on our website. This includes the Product Disclosure Statement, the Financial Services Guide and the Fees and Charges Section.
Please make sure you regularly check the Revolut app and our website for this information.
To help keep your account safe, download the latest software for your mobile device and the latest version of the Revolut app as soon as they are available.
We may also communicate with you by text message or email, so you should regularly check your text messages and email account.
Please keep your details up to date and let us know immediately if any information you've given us changes. If we discover that any of your information is incorrect we will update it.
To meet our legal and regulatory requirements we might sometimes need to ask for more information about you (for example, if your spending increases). If you do not supply this information we may not be able to continue to provide you services. Please provide this information quickly so that there is no disruption to your account or our services.
You can close your account, and so end the agreement, at any time by letting us know. You can do this through the Revolut app, by emailing us at email@example.com.
You will still have to pay any charges you've incurred and are outstanding (for example, if you've asked for an extra Revolut Card). We may also charge you any cancellation fees that apply to other agreements you've entered into with us (for example, if you cancel your Premium or Metal subscription).
When you tell us you want to close your account we will give you the opportunity to withdraw the money we hold for you (we call this redemption).
If you change your mind and don't want a Revolut Card any more, that's not a problem. Just let us know and we'll cancel it.
We'll hold back enough money to cover any payments that you committed to before your account was closed. You'll also still owe us any money that you owed us while your account was open.
We ask you to keep your security details and Revolut Card safe. This means you shouldn't keep your security details near your Revolut Card, and you should disguise or protect them if you write them down or store them. Don’t share your PIN or security details with anyone.
Sometimes it's easy to forget to take the steps you should take to keep your money safe. Here are a couple of tips:
Contact us through the Revolut app, as soon as possible, if your Revolut Card is lost or stolen, or if your Revolut Card or security details could be used without your permission.
If you can, you should also freeze your Revolut Card immediately using the Revolut app or by calling the automated number below. If you later realise there’s not a risk to your Revolut Card's security, you can unfreeze it.
How you can contact us:
|Call Us||+61 1300 281 208|
|Tell us about a lost or stolen Revolut Card or security details||Send us a message through the Revolut app
Send us a message on social media.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Write to us||152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000|
Please act reasonably and responsibly when using the Revolut app or Revolut Card.
For example, the Revolut app or Revolut Card must not be used (directly or indirectly) as follows:
We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue the provision of services to you where the use of the Revolut Card or Revolut app breaches these restrictions. For further information please refer to section 22 of these Personal Terms.
Please also act in a respectful way towards us and our support staff – we're here to help you.
You can add money to your account using a debit card or credit card registered with us (we call this your stored card) or by bank transfer. Your stored card must be in your name.
When you add money by bank transfer, you must use the account details (e.g. BSB and account number, IBAN or SWIFT code) displayed in the Revolut app. When we receive the money we will add the equivalent value to your Revolut account. Make sure you follow the prompts from the app carefully to avoid any delays.
We know that it's important to be able to make payments from your account whenever you want. You can authorise us to add money to your account from your stored card whenever the value of money in your account drops below a certain amount. We call this an auto top-up. You can cancel an auto top-up at any time through the Revolut app or by contacting your card provider.
Sometimes we might limit how much you can receive into or pay from your account, or how much you can withdraw or spend using your Revolut Card. We might also limit the value of currency exchange you can carry out at any one time or over a period of time and we will let you know via the Revolut app.
As your account is kept in Australian dollars it is important that any payments are made to you in Australian dollars. Otherwise, the payment will be converted to the currency of your account. This means that your account might be credited with more or less than you expected. Your bank or card provider might also charge for the currency conversion. We won't be responsible for any losses if this happens.
You can send money to, and receive money from, other Revolut accounts. We call these sorts of payments instant transfers.
You can make an instant transfer to another Revolut user’s account by choosing them from the contacts list in the Revolut app and following the prompts. The other person will receive the transfer immediately.
If you are a member of a group vault, you can send instant transfers to that as well.
A group vault is an account set up and controlled by an individual Revolut user. All members of a group vault can see the group vault’s transactions and may leave it at any time. Only the Revolut user who established the group vault (the owner) can take money out of it, close it, and add or remove other members of the group vault. You should only join a group vault, or send money to a group vault, if you trust the owner.
Making purchases using Pay with Revolut
You can also make an Instant Transfer to a business which uses "Pay with Revolut" to receive payments. This can happen in the following two ways:
Customer Initiated Payments
Customer Initiated Payments must be for a set amount. The set amount will be a one-off payment. You can turn off recurring Customer Initiated Payments to a business at any time (but you’ll need to turn it off the day before its due if you want to cancel it). You will be asked to confirm and authenticate the amount of a Customer Initiated Payment, and any recurrence of it, in the checkout or signup flow. The business will only ever be paid the amount you confirm and the business cannot collect any other payments without your permission.
Merchant Initiated Payments
Merchant Initiated Payments can be for any amount, but you set limits on the frequency and total or individual value of Merchant Initiated Payments a business can collect. You can also turn off Merchant Initiated Payments to a business at any time. However, if a business asks us to collect a Merchant Initiated Payment from your account, and it is within the limits you have set, we will not ask you to approve it before it is made.
We will notify you in the Revolut app whenever a Customer Initiated Payment or Merchant Initiated Payment is made from your Revolut account.
Protection when using Pay With Revolut
Pay with Revolut is a service we offer businesses to allow you to pay them directly from your Revolut account, without any frustrating card details. However, we want Pay with Revolut to work for you as well as for businesses. So we have created a Buyer Protection Policy which applies when you make an eligible purchase using Pay with Revolut.
Refunds for Merchant Initiated Payments
Merchant Initiated Payments are collected from your account based on a consent you have given in the past. We encourage businesses to tell you the amount of any Merchant Initiated Payment before they collect it. However, if you think a Merchant Initiated Payment has been taken from your account in error, you can ask us to refund it within 8 weeks of it being paid. To request a refund, contact us via chat, and we will let you know if your refund is successful within 10 business days.
It's easy to send money to your own or someone else's bank account. You can make a one-off payment or set up a recurring payment. Just enter the account details of the account you’re sending money to in the Revolut app and follow the prompts. We may need to ask for other information as well.
You can also make payments or withdraw cash using your Revolut Card.
When you use your Revolut Card to make a withdrawal from an ATM or make a payment (for example, in a shop or restaurant), we will consider the payment to be authorised by you unless:
Sometimes we might charge you a fee for making withdrawals. You can read about these fees in our Fees and Charges Section. The ATM provider may also charge a fee to you for making an ATM withdrawal.
Sometimes, money you've asked us to transfer to someone is not paid into their account and is returned to us. If we had to carry out a currency exchange when we sent the payment, and can show that we did everything right, when we return the money to you we'll convert it back to the original currency. This means that the amount you receive back into your account might be less than the payment you made (or it could be more!). We would not be responsible for any losses that this causes you.
When you enter the details of the person you want to pay, make sure the details are correct. If they’re not, your payment might be delayed or you might lose your money if it's sent to the wrong account.
Make sure you know the person you are making a payment to. If someone approaches you and asks you to make a payment to them, but you are not sure who they are or what the payment is for, you may be a victim of a scam.
If the person you want to pay does not receive the money, we won't be responsible if we processed the payment correctly but you gave us the wrong details.
Any error in information you enter may result in a bank transfer being unsuccessful or delayed. If you do make any payment in error you should advise us immediately and we will use reasonable endeavours to investigate and resolve any mistaken payments.
We'll always try to process your payments correctly and on time, but sometimes things go wrong and a payment might be delayed or not received by the person you wanted to pay. A payment may also occur when you haven’t authorised it (for example, if someone steals and uses your Revolut Card). The table below sets out when each of us will be liable if something goes wrong with payments.
|What happened?||What we’ll do|
|a) You entered the wrong account or other details when making the payment||If we’re unable to get the money back we’re not required to reimburse you for your loss.|
|b) You received a payment by mistake (for example, because someone entered your account details by mistake when making a payment)||We can take this amount from your account to return it to the person who it belongs to.|
|c) A payment from your account or Revolut Card has been made without your authorisation and paragraph d) below does not apply.||If you tell us within 120 days of the transaction, we’ll pay you the full amount that was debited without your authorisation.|
|d) A payment from your account or Revolut Card has been made without your authorisation and you have:
i) acted fraudulently; or
ii) intentionally or with gross negligence failed to keep your security details and Revolut Card safe as required under this agreement.
|We’re not required to reimburse you for your loss as a result of the unauthorised transaction (i.e. you’ll bear the loss) except to the extent that any part of the loss was a result of us or our third-party service providers acting fraudulently or with gross negligence (to that extent, we’ll bear the loss).|
|e) A payment from your account or Revolut Card has been made without your authorisation as a result of us or our service providers acting fraudulently or with gross negligence.||We’ll pay you the full amount that was debited without your authorisation except to the extent that any part of the loss was a result of you acting fraudulently or with gross negligence (to that extent, you’ll bear the loss).|
|f) A payment is delayed||If we can show that the delay occurred for reasons outside of our control, we’re not liable to you for any loss. If we did cause the delay, we’re liable to the extent that we caused it and the loss was foreseeable.
We’re not liable if we’ve refused or delayed the payment under section 18 of these Personal Terms or because of any delay caused by a third party to the provision of our services.
These rules don't apply to currency exchanges, which are instantaneous.
You can send money to a friend who doesn't have a Revolut account by setting up a ‘payment link’. You can do this by going into the Revolut app, entering the amount you want to send, clicking on ‘create payment link’, and sending the link to your friend.
You can also create a payment link to receive payments and send that link to your friend.
Once you've sent the link to your friend, they can complete the payment link by entering the details that are needed for them to send money to your account or receive money from it.
Sometimes, even if the payment amount is less than £250 (or the equivalent in a different currency), your friend who receives the payment link may need to open a Revolut account before they can receive a payment. If they don't open a Revolut account on time, we may not be able to make the payment to them or from them.
If you tell us to make a currency exchange, or we need to convert the currency of a payment into or out of your account or a cash withdrawal made using your Revolut Card, we'll use an exchange rate based on our market rate, which is based on foreign-exchange markets. This means we use a variable exchange rate which is changing constantly. We add a percentage mark-up if:
You can see our current exchange rates in the Revolut app. Once we've converted the currency, your transaction history in the app will show the exchange rate we used. We use the rate that applies at the time we carry out the conversion.
You may choose to auto-exchange currency in your Revolut app, which means that a currency exchange is carried out at the best available rate after the exchange rate reaches your target value. At the time an auto-exchange is triggered you will need to have sufficient balance in your account to perform an auto-exchange.
For security reasons we limit the amount of exchanges / auto-exchanges to 30 in a 24-hour period.
You can find more details of our mark-up in our Fees and Charges Section.
We’re not responsible if:
You can cancel a recurring or scheduled payment at any time up to the end of the business day before the payment is due to be paid from your account.
You can't cancel a payment on the same day it's due to be paid from your account. This means that you cannot cancel transfers between Revolut accounts as they are instantaneous.
You also can't cancel a currency exchange once we've received your request to carry it out.
We understand that when you make a payment, one of the most important things is that the person the payment is for receives it on time. When their bank will receive the money depends on what time you tell us to make the payment, and the currency you want us to make it in. Typically this will take between 1 to 3 business days from receiving your payment instructions but we will advise you of an estimated time frame within the Revolut app when you make a payment instruction.
Payments into your Revolut Account will usually be made within 1 business day of Revolut Australia receiving cleared funds.
If you tell us to make a currency exchange you will receive the converted money in your digital wallet immediately.
We will refuse to make a payment, or delay a payment, in the following circumstances:
We may also refuse to issue a new Revolut Card if you do not have enough money in your account to pay us to issue or deliver the card.
If we can, we’ll use the Revolut app to tell you that we have refused to make a payment. If you'd like to find out why we refused the payment, and what you can do to solve any problem, please contact us through the app.
We won't be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us refusing or delaying a payment.
We don't charge any fees for making or receiving payments. However, other banks involved, such as the bank of the person you are paying or certain correspondent or intermediary banks (banks that help transfer the money between other banks) might sometimes take their fees from the payment you're sending or receiving. This could mean that you or the person you are paying receives less than expected. For example, you could only receive $90 from someone who has sent you $100 because the other person’s bank has charged a $10 fee.
We will always give you the full amount we receive from another bank. Likewise, we will always send the full amount that you ask us to send, but we can’t guarantee that the full amount will be paid into the other person’s account without a fee being taken by another bank.
Let us know as soon as possible through the Revolut app . We'll pay the money back into your account if any of the following apply:
We won't refund any money if you've acted fraudulently, or you intentionally or carelessly failed to keep your security details or Revolut Card safe (unless you told us about this before the payment was taken from your account). For example, we wouldn’t make a refund if you gave someone your Revolut Card PIN and they made a payment using your card without you knowing about it.
The safety of your money is important to us. We might prevent you from making payments from your account or with your Revolut Card if we're reasonably concerned about its security or that it might be used fraudulently or without your permission.
We might also have to block your account or Revolut Card to meet our legal obligations.
We'll tell you through the Revolut app before, or as soon as possible after, we block your Revolut app or Card. We'll also let you know why we've done it (unless it would reduce your or our security or it would be unlawful).
We may close or suspend your account immediately, and end your access to our platform, in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include the following:
We may also decide to close or suspend your account for other reasons but we would contact you through the Revolut app at least 30 days before we do this. Closing your account and ending the agreement may also end any other agreements you have with us or through us.
From time to time we may need to change these terms and conditions, including:
We’ll notify you of any changes to these terms and conditions through the Revolut app. If we add a new product or service that doesn't change the terms and conditions of your account or increase the amount of fees and charges payable by you, we can add the product or service immediately and let you know before you use it.
For changes that we believe are not adverse to your interests we will tell you about the change no later than the day the change occurs. Otherwise, we'll provide you with 30 days notice through the Revolut app before we make any change. We'll assume you're happy with the change unless you tell us that you want to close your account before the change is made.
We'll do as much as reasonably possible to make sure that our services are not interrupted and are accessible at a reasonable speed. However, we can't promise that this will always be the case or that the services will be free from faults. We also rely on some third parties to provide services to you, which can sometimes disrupt our services. We’ll always do our best to solve any problems with our services, no matter what the cause.
If you have a Revolut Card, we will let you know about any changes to our system that will affect your ability to use the card.
We will not be responsible for losses resulting from us failing to meet our obligations for payments into and out of your account because:
If you can't use your Revolut Card for any reason we will only be responsible to you for replacing the card.
If we break the agreement, we will only be responsible for any loss that we could have foreseen at the time we entered into the agreement.
Nothing in these terms and conditions removes or limits our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or from fraud or fraudulent claims and statements.
You cannot borrow money on your account (for example, make payments of more than the value of the money in it). If your balance becomes negative (for example, because you do not have enough e-money to cover fees you owe us), you must top up your account immediately.
If you owe us money, we can take the amount you owe us from any amount we are due to pay to you. We call this our right of set-off.
Paying fees or other amounts you owe us (other than third-party fees for making or receiving payments)
The fees you may have to pay us are listed in our Fees and Charges Section.
If you owe us fees (other than third-party fees for making or receiving a payment) or any other amount, we'll take the amount you owe us from your account, in Australian dollars (your base currency).
If not enough money is held in your base currency, we'll take the equivalent value from money you hold in another currency. If you don't have enough money in your account to pay the fees or other amounts you owe us, we might recover the amount in another way, as explained below.
You may be responsible for paying taxes or costs that apply to payments you make or receive through your account and that we are not responsible for collecting from you.
If you owe us money and you don't top up your account or repay us within seven days, we can recover the amount by:
If we take any (or all) of these steps, we might charge you our reasonable costs.
You may be responsible to us for certain losses
If you have broken these terms and conditions, and this has caused us to suffer a loss, the following will apply:
If you’re unhappy with our service, we’ll try to put things right
We always do our best, but we realise that things sometimes go wrong. If you have a complaint, please contact us through the Revolut app. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com.
You may also send us a letter addressed to:
Revolut Payments Australia Pty Ltd 152 Elizabeth Street Melbourne VIC 300
You’ll need to tell us:
We’ll look into your complaint and will aim to respond to you as soon as possible within 45 days following receipt of the complaint.
If you are unhappy with how we have dealt with your complaint, you can refer it to AFCA. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services dispute resolution that is free to customers.
Their address is: Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited GPO Box 3 Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 1800 931 678
You can find more information on their website.
In the event that we are found by AFCA or another court or tribunal in Australia to be in breach of any obligation to you in relation to your Revolut Account and Revolut Australia does not remedy the breach within 10 business days following the receipt of AFCA’s, the court or tribunal’s judgement or determination, you will be able to request that the Trustee makes a demand on the Bank Guarantee with the Trustee.
The Trustee’s contact details are: Global Loan Agency Services Australia Nominees Pty Limited (Re: Revolut Australia), Level 26, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney NW 2000 Phone: (02) 8226 8728 (Re: Revolut Australia) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Re: Revolut Australia), You can find more information on their website.
Click here for more information about our complaints handling procedure.
By entering into the agreement you are giving us permission to gather, process and store your personal information for the purpose of providing our services to you. You can withdraw your permission by closing your account, which will end the agreement between you and us. If you do this, we’ll stop using your information for the purpose of providing our services, but we may need to keep your information for other legal reasons.
We will conduct searches using your information to verify your identity for the purposes of complying with the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) (“AML/CTF Act”). We may also conduct searches with fraud prevention agencies and other third parties to assist us to manage our fraud risk. We may use automated decision making systems to capture your personal details and verify your identity and residency. If we are unable to verify your identity and residency adequately, we may ask you to provide further documentary evidence to help confirm your identity and address.
If you give us false or inaccurate information and we identify fraud, we may record this with fraud prevention agencies and law enforcement or other regulatory or government bodies. Law enforcement agencies may also be entitled to access and use this information.
When you have an agreement with us we may use the following types of information about you:
We will process, use, manage, control, release and record information about you to:
Processing your information, as described above, may involve sending it to other countries outside of Australia, including the UK, the EEA and the United States of America. In such circumstances we are responsible for making sure that your information continues to be protected.
We will keep information about you for only as long as we need to or as is required to meet our legal obligations.
Except as we've set out in section 33 below, we own all the intellectual property in our products (for example, the content in our app and on our website, our logo and card designs). You must not use our intellectual property as your own, except to enjoy our products. You also must not reverse-engineer any of our products (that is, reproduce them after a detailed examination of their construction or composition).
Only you and we have any rights under the agreement.
The agreement is personal to you and you cannot transfer any rights or obligations under it to anyone else.
We reserve the right to transfer, assign or novate this agreement if we reasonably think that this won't have a significant negative effect on your rights under these terms and conditions or we need to do so to comply with any legal or regulatory requirement and you consent to any such transfer.
If you have broken the agreement between you and us and we don't enforce our rights, or we delay in enforcing them, this will not prevent us from enforcing those or any other rights at a later date.
If you want to bring a claim against us in the courts, the courts of the State of Victoria will be able to deal with any matters relating to these terms and conditions.