• Revolut was set up in July 2015 by Russian-born Nikolay Storonsky, who first moved to London in 2007 to work for Lehman Bros as a derivatives trader and later also worked for Credit Suisse.
  • If he were starting the company now, as Britain heads out of the European Union, Storonsky would still choose London as its base, he said.
  • But Storonsky, whose firm has a UK e-money license, said if that happens it would only take a few months to get such a license for the rest of the EU.
  • Revolut also announced that it is adding digital currency bitcoin to its app in response to high demand from customers.
  • Revolut, whose license does not allow it to invest clients’ money, gets revenue from commissions paid by merchants, from users who change more than 5000 euros ($5,736) per month and from add-ons such as insurance, which is provided by third parties through the app.

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