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dandi 15.08.2017 09:43

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by spassiv (Post 2831098)
I have now troubles with the "new" LT IBAN in Postfinance. When i enter the IBAN choosing Great Britain as country its not working. I understand that it expects Lithuania as a country so i choose that. Now in the next step it recognizes Lietuvos Bankas (LIABLT2XXXX). When i change the BIC here to REVOGB21 it says IBAN/Swift invalid... anyone else having this troubles in Postfinance?

I've seen quite a lot of complaints about this on their community forums - long story here
https://community.revolut.com/t/bank...-iban-bic/9297

Apparently many banks have issue with the IBAN not matching the BIC code's country (which is not wrong in itself but falls foul of many bank's additional house rules). They said they will change the IBAN codes to UK codes so that they match, not sure when that will happen.
https://community.revolut.com/t/uniq...mbers/4372/326

In the meantime probably I'd try making the transfer via a phone call to customer service, maybe they can override the restriction. Or transfer CHF instead?

rightoveraker 15.08.2017 10:34

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
New feeless and instant CHF top up method, with kickback:
PostFinance Mastercard Value, Prepaid Credit Card (CHF 50 per year) https://www.postfinance.ch/de/privat...ard-value.html

How to:
1. Order a PostFinance Mastercard Value
2. Top up your PostFinance Mastercard Value instantly on your PF account
3. Top up your Revolut card instantly and feeless in CHF. You get 0.6% kickback on your turnover in the first year of the PostFinance Mastercard Value.
4. Use your revolut card with CHF on it instantly.

Phil_MCR 15.08.2017 10:52

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by rightoveraker (Post 2831199)
New feeless and instant CHF top up method, with kickback:
PostFinance Mastercard Value, Prepaid Credit Card (CHF 50 per year) https://www.postfinance.ch/de/privat...ard-value.html

How to:
1. Order a PostFinance Mastercard Value
2. Top up your PostFinance Mastercard Value instantly on your PF account
3. Top up your Revolut card instantly and feeless in CHF. You get 0.6% kickback on your turnover in the first year of the PostFinance Mastercard Value.
4. Use your revolut card with CHF on it instantly.

Does transfer value count for the .6% kickback? Is there any limit to this or can I create endless free money?

1. Top up PF card free
2. Transfer to revolut and get paid 0.6%
3. Transfer back from revolut to PF
4. Repeat

If so, you could earn around 18k a year using this scheme.

ChrisNeedsToKnow 15.08.2017 11:17

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2831208)
Does transfer value count for the .6% kickback?...

On PF's side it should look like any transaction, most specifically it's not a cash-withdrawal.

Might work - other strange circle transactions worked in the past, but were then quickly disallowed. Try and be the first one! If I already had the corresponding PF-card I'd try, but I won't get one just for this purpose.

The_Love_Doctor 15.08.2017 17:14

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2831208)
Does transfer value count for the .6% kickback? Is there any limit to this or can I create endless free money?

1. Top up PF card free
2. Transfer to revolut and get paid 0.6%
3. Transfer back from revolut to PF
4. Repeat

If so, you could earn around 18k a year using this scheme.

Topping up by credit card attracts a 1% fee, so net you pay 0.4%

No free lunches I'm afraid.

The_Love_Doctor 15.08.2017 17:17

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by rightoveraker (Post 2831199)
3. Top up your Revolut card instantly and feeless in CHF. You get 0.6% kickback on your turnover in the first year of the PostFinance Mastercard Value.

Why do you say top up Revolut card by credit card is feefree "feeless"?

poot 17.08.2017 12:04

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rightoveraker (Post 2831199)
New feeless and instant CHF top up method, with kickback:
PostFinance Mastercard Value, Prepaid Credit Card (CHF 50 per year) https://www.postfinance.ch/de/privat...ard-value.html

How to:
1. Order a PostFinance Mastercard Value
2. Top up your PostFinance Mastercard Value instantly on your PF account
3. Top up your Revolut card instantly and feeless in CHF. You get 0.6% kickback on your turnover in the first year of the PostFinance Mastercard Value.
4. Use your revolut card with CHF on it instantly.

How is this feeless? I thought Mastercard topups cost 1%?

rightoveraker 17.08.2017 16:32

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by poot (Post 2832633)
How is this feeless? I thought Mastercard topups cost 1%?

Mastercard Prepaid cards are feeless for Revolut top ups. The 1% top up fee of regular credits cards is not applied on Mastercard Prepaid cards.

Here is a list of all available Mastercard Prepaid cards in Switzerland: https://www.mastercard.ch/de-ch/priv...d-prepaid.html

The_Love_Doctor 21.08.2017 20:24

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by rightoveraker (Post 2832814)
Mastercard Prepaid cards are feeless for Revolut top ups. The 1% top up fee of regular credits cards is not applied on Mastercard Prepaid cards.

Here is a list of all available Mastercard Prepaid cards in Switzerland: https://www.mastercard.ch/de-ch/priv...d-prepaid.html

This certainly seems to be an anomaly... I have specifically asked them in the chat if the 1% fee doesn't apply to pre-paid credit cards and they said that officially this is not the case. They will investigate so enjoy the 0.6% while it lasts ;)

Also note that the post finance value card costs CHF50.- per year (for non-students / youth). So you will need to transfer at least CHF8333.- to break even and then wait 6 months to get the turn over credit. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a fair usage policy there somewhere too so you might get nothing in the end.

This is a good way of topping up the Revolut card however if you have a Post Finance account and Revolut continue to not charge the 1% fee for pre-paid cards.

Phil_MCR 25.08.2017 11:47

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Just got note of the new GB IBAN prefix.

They also announced free personal Euro accounts.

Sparxxx 05.09.2017 11:04

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Guys, anyone having luck with the new personal IBANs EUR (GB)?
UBS just keeps rejecting my transfers to them. Same with the "old" Latvian ones.
Thanks

roegner 05.09.2017 14:05

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparxxx (Post 2842127)
Guys, anyone having luck with the new personal IBANs EUR (GB)?
UBS just keeps rejecting my transfers to them. Same with the "old" Latvian ones.
Thanks


UBS told me that the SWIFT code is not SEPA compliant. Which is untrue as a transfer from my German account happily went through as SEPA payment. So for some reason they want to force you to take the foreign transfer route which costs a lot more compared to a SEPA payment.

Sparxxx 05.09.2017 14:07

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Well... that's stupid. I have a EUR account with UBS and this is from where I transfer the money.
Anyway, transfer to the "old" account (Lloyds Bank) still work fine and I will use that one.
I asked Revolut to revert me back to it.

firyana 24.10.2017 22:00

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Used UBS pre-paid card, and can confirm there are no fees.

The_Love_Doctor 30.10.2017 07:50

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by firyana (Post 2864826)
Used UBS pre-paid card, and can confirm there are no fees.

Can you confirm what the card is called or provide a link to the UBS pre-paid card page?

I assume there are no costs to load the UBS pre-paid card right?

Aliceinswitzerland 02.11.2017 17:33

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
So, now Revolut is back in Switzerland. Does anyone know a way which we can deposit money to the Revolut card without incurring any bank fees?

roegner 02.11.2017 17:42

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
I just checked my card, it says I can have a bank account in GBP and EUR in my name, for USD and CHF IŽd still need to send the funds to the Revolut account with my specific code, so that would incur some bank fees as it is a UK account number.

ivank 02.11.2017 17:43

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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So, now Revolut is back in Switzerland. Does anyone know a way which we can deposit money to the Revolut card without incurring any bank fees?
SEPA transfers are free at many banks last time I checked

Meadow 02.11.2017 19:25

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
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Originally Posted by ivank (Post 2868871)
SEPA transfers are free at many banks last time I checked

And to make a SEPA transfer, you need Euro. How do you get Euro?

So far I've been making SWIFT transfers from my CHF account, which costs me, I think, 8 CHF.

I heard that it's possible to use IB for this as well: send CHF to IB, exchange to EUR, then send to Revolut?

fatmanfilms 02.11.2017 19:30

Re: Multi Currency Credit Card ["Revolut"]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meadow (Post 2868931)
And to make a SEPA transfer, you need Euro. How do you get Euro?

So far I've been making SWIFT transfers from my CHF account, which costs me, I think, 8 CHF.

I heard that it's possible to use IB for this as well: send CHF to IB, exchange to EUR, then send to Revolut?

Both UK & CH are part of SEPA, so it can be very cheap to transfer if done correctly.


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