If you signed up to Revolut before 28 May 2019, these terms and conditions will be effective from 28 July 2019. Please see a copy of the older terms here. If you signed up to Revolut after 28 May 2019, these terms and conditions apply to you.
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 to issue e-money by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (firm reference number 900562). Our company number is 08804411.
You can ask for 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 if you'd like more information you might find it helpful to read our FAQs. (The FAQs don't form part of our agreement with you).
Your account is a 'virtual' account that holds your e-money. It may hold e-money in different currencies at the same time.
E-money is an electronic alternative to cash. If you or someone else gives us money, we'll issue an equivalent value of e-money in the currency you or the other person chooses. We'll store the e-money in your account and other people will accept it as payment. In these terms and conditions, we use ‘money’ to refer to e-money.
Once you have e-money in 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.
Normally you must be 18 or over to open a Revolut account. If you are under 18 and we let you have a Revolut account or any other service, we'll let you know any special terms and conditions that apply.
If you want to use a Revolut account for business purposes, these terms and conditions will not apply. You will need to read the Business Terms.
You can check all payments into and out of your account through the Revolut app. We will not make any changes to your account information and it will be available to you through the Revolut app for six years after you close your account. If you need to keep a copy of the information after then, you will need to download it. You can download information from the app at any time.
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.
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. Make sure you regularly check the Revolut app 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.
We will usually communicate with you in English.
Keep us in the loop
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). 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 writing to us at our head office or by emailing us at email@example.com.
You will still have to pay any charges you've run up (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 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 want us to send you money in a different currency than the currency we're holding for you, we will convert the currency using the rate that applies at the time, and take our usual fee, before sending the money to you.
Cancelling your Revolut Card
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 approved before your account was closed. You'll also still owe us any money that you owed us while your account was open.
How do I get access to my money after my account has closed?
For six years after your account has closed or your Revolut Card has expired you'll be able to contact customer services (at firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask them to send you the money we still hold for you.
Once your account is closed you can only withdraw your money in the currency of the country you live in.
We don't lend your money to others. When we receive a payment for your account, or you add money to it, we place the equivalent value of e-money in your account. We quickly either:
We call this safeguarding.
Safeguarding helps protect you if we were to become insolvent. Safeguarding regulations make sure that once we have paid any costs related to an administrator or liquidator, we must repay you from our ring-fenced accounts before we repay any others we owe money to.
Unfortunately, the law doesn't allow us to pay you interest, and the money in your account isn't covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
We do everything we can to keep your money safe. We ask you to do the same by keeping 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 security details with anyone other than an open-banking provider or third-party provider who is acting in line with regulatory requirements. We've explained more about open-banking providers and third-party providers in section 10 of these terms and conditions.
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 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
|Write to us||4th Floor, 7 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD, UK|
|Freeze your Revolut Card||+44 (0)203 322 8352|
|Tell us about a lost or stolen Revolut Card or security details||Send us a message through the Revolut app on someone else's device.|
|Send us a message on social media.|
|Email us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Call us||+44 (0)203 322 83 52|
You can allow open-banking providers and third-party providers to have access to your account information or make payments on your behalf. These providers will often need to be authorised by a regulator such as the Financial Conduct Authority. If you are thinking of using an open-banking provider or third-party provider, you should ask them for details of their authorisation (if they have any) and check this yourself. (You can do this by checking the Financial Conduct Authority's online register of authorised companies).
Sometimes we might have to block an open-banking provider’s or third-party provider’s access to your account (for example, if we're concerned about fraud, or if they don’t have the authorisation they need). If we do this, we'll try to let you know beforehand or as soon as possible afterwards. We'll do this through the Revolut app or by email.
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:
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 stated in the Revolut app. When we receive the money we will add the equivalent value of e-money to your account. Make sure you follow the prompts from the app carefully to avoid any delays.
The account details you must use to add money to your account will depend on the currency of the money you are adding. For example, if you want to add money to your account in pound sterling (£), you must use the ‘British Pound account’ details stated in the Revolut app.
If you use a stored card or a bank account that is in one currency to add money to your account in another currency, your bank or card provider may charge a fee.
There is more information on adding money to your account in our FAQs.
Never worry about the balance of your Revolut account getting too low
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-add. You can cancel an auto-add 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. These limits can change from time to time. Information about these limits is set out in our FAQs.
Keep your currency consistent
It's important that any payment to your account is made in the currency of your account. 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. 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 leave it at any time. Only the Revolut user who set up the group vault (the owner) can take money out of it, close it, and add or remove other members. You should only join a group vault, or send money to it, if you trust the owner.
It's easy to send money to your or someone else's bank account. You can make a one-off payment or set up a recurring payment. Just enter the sort code and account number (or, for international payments, the BIC and IBAN) 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.
Using your Revolut Card
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 page.
We are not responsible for losses where payments are returned in a different currency
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. If you ask us to, we'll be happy to try to get your money back, but this might be easier in some countries than in others.
If you contact our customer support team through the Revolut app we can give you information to help you try to recover the money, including details of the person who did receive the money (if we have those details).
The EEA is made up of all the countries in the European Union, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. A business day is a day other than a bank holiday in England.
SEPA direct debits
Depending on where you live, you may be able to pay direct debits, in euros, from your account to bank accounts held in the Single European Payments Area (which is all the countries in the EEA plus Switzerland, Monaco and San Marino). These payments are called SEPA direct debits. The bank holding the account the direct debit is to be paid to (the payee’s bank) is responsible for asking us for the payment when it is due.
You can do this by contacting us through the Revolut app.
If you have set up a SEPA direct debit, the payee’s bank will ask for it on the business day before it is due and we will pay it to the bank on the due date. If the due date is a non-working day for the payee’s bank (this is normally a weekend or bank holiday), it will reach the bank on the next working day.
Please read our FAQ on SEPA direct debits.
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.
If something has gone wrong and:
is in the EEA, let us know through the Revolut app. You need to let us know as soon as possible, and no later than 13 months after the amount was taken from your account.
If the money is not received into the account you sent it to, we'll refund the payment back into your account. If you've had to pay any charges or interest as a result of our mistake, we'll refund those too.
If we received a payment on your behalf, but the money was not paid into your account on time, we'll immediately credit your account with the amount of the payment.
These rules don't apply to currency exchanges.
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 won't 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. 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 can find more details of our mark-up in our Fees page.
We’re not responsible if:
You can cancel a payment (including a recurring payment or a SEPA direct debit) 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.
You also can't cancel a currency exchange once we've received your request to carry it out.
It’s easy to cancel a bank transfer
You can cancel a bank transfer through the Revolut app.
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.
The table below explains when we'll make payments.
|Type of payment you want to make||If you provide your payment instruction at this time…||…we'll receive your payment instruction at this time|
|Instant transfer to a Revolut account||Any time||Immediately|
|Payment to someone else's bank account||Before 1pm on a business day||Immediately|
|After 1pm on a business day||The next business day|
|On a day that is not a business day||The next business day|
|Payment link transfer to a bank account||Any time||When the person you want to pay enters their bank details (as long as this is within 24 hours of you sending them the payment link)|
|Payment to a bank account at a future date (such as a recurring payment)||Any time||The same business day (if the payment is due to come out of your account on a business day) or the next business day (if the payment is due to come out of your account on a non-business day)|
If you choose to turbo-charge (speed up) your payment we will prioritise it and do what we can to help it reach the account of the person you want to pay more quickly than the times set out below. We'll always provide you with an estimate of how much quicker the transfer will be before you choose to turbo-charge. A fee may apply for turbo-charging. We’ll let you know what that fee is in advance. You can find out more from our FAQ about turbo-charging.
The table below sets out when we'll make payments in different currencies.
|Currency of the payment||Once we’ve taken the payment from your account, the day it will reach the account of the person you are paying|
|€ or £||The next business day|
|Any currency other than € or £, to a bank account in the EEA (not the UK)||Up to four working days later|
|Any currency other than € or £ to a bank account outside the EEA||As soon as we can get the payment there. How long it takes would depend on where the bank of the person you want to pay is. Please contact us through the Revolut app and we’ll do what we can to help you.|
If you tell us to make a currency exchange you will receive the converted e-money immediately.
We must 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.
This might happen if:
To be clear, we won’t charge you any fees ourselves for making or receiving payments. 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 (and no later than within 13 months from the date the money was taken from your account). We'll pay the money back into your account if any of the following apply:
We'll also pay back any charges you had to pay as a result of the payment being taken from your account.
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 website, in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include the following:
We may also decide to close or suspend your account for other reasons. We would contact you through the Revolut app at least two months before we do this.
Closing your account and ending the agreement may also end any other agreements you have with us or through us. You can get more information through the Revolut app or by contacting us.
We'll only change these terms and conditions for the following reasons:
Telling you about changes
If we add a new product or service that doesn't change the terms and conditions of your account, we may add the product or service immediately and let you know before you use it.
Otherwise, we'll give you two months' 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.
Revolut Card payments
You can ask us to refund an amount taken from your account if all of the following apply:
For example, you could get a refund if you gave a hotel permission to charge your Revolut Card for anything you take from the minibar, but the hotel has charged you more money than you could reasonably have expected at the time you gave them permission to do this.
We may ask you for more information to investigate the matter. We'll provide a refund, or tell you why we couldn't provide one, within 10 business days from the date you give us the information we ask for.
SEPA direct debits
If you have made a SEPA direct debit, the circumstances shown above do not need to apply. You will be entitled to an unconditional refund if you contact us within eight weeks of the date the payment was taken out of your account.
If we give you a refund and then find that you weren't entitled to it, you will have to pay us back.
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.
We will only be responsible for foreseeable losses
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), although you may be able to benefit from one of our credit products. 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 page.
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 the currency of the country you live in (your base currency).
If not enough money in your account 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. Sometimes, for example if you're a legal resident of the Republic of Ireland or you withdraw money through an ATM in the Republic of Ireland, we may collect the appropriate amount of stamp duty up to the legal maximum as required by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. So please make sure you check for yourself!
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.
The Financial Ombudsman Service
If you are unhappy with how we have dealt with your complaint, you can refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service within six months of the date we sent (or should have sent) our final response to you.
Their address is: Exchange Tower London E14 9SR.
Phone from UK: 0800 023 4567
Phone from outside UK: +44 20 7964 0500
If your complaint is about our service relating to payments into and out of your account, you can also make a complaint to the Financial Conduct Authority.
Click here for more information about our complaints handling procedure.
How to make a complaint
If you'd just like to speak to someone about an issue that's concerning you, please contact us through the Revolut app. We can usually settle matters quickly through the app. You’ll probably need to give us the information below.
If you prefer you can make your complaint using this form. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
You’ll need to tell us:
We'll look into your complaint and respond to you by email. We will communicate with you in English, unless we tell you otherwise.
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. This doesn’t affect any rights and obligations you or we have under data protection law.
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 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).
Our contract with you
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.
Our right to transfer
We will only transfer any of your and our rights or obligations under the 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 keep to any legal or regulatory requirement. When we transfer rights and obligations we call this ‘novation’. When we only transfer rights, we call this ‘assignment’.
English law applies
The laws of England and Wales apply to these terms and conditions.
The English version of the agreement applies
If these terms and conditions are translated into another language, the translation is for reference only and the English version will apply.
Our right to enforce the agreement
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.
Taking legal action against us
If you want to take legal action against us in the courts, only the courts of England and Wales can deal with any matter relating to these terms and conditions.