Using Revolut when Travelling

Over the last decade I have started to travel more and more. When travelling a lot one of the constant problems is figuring out how to pay for stuff like food accommodation etc. Without paying millions in fees to your bank or Forex companies. So I was pretty happy when I found out about the new breed of FinTech companies and found Revolut.

What is Revolut?

  • Interbank Exchange Rates
  • Free withdrawal at ATM’s.
  • Hold multiple currencies

So what does Interbank Exchange Rates mean? Simple. Revolut will sell and buy currency from you at the same rate as they get. No additional percentage on top or anything. This applies to every transaction you do with you Revolut Card. Being Withdrawal or just buying something in a Shop.

So why would you need to hold different currencies if Revolut just exchanges at the interbank rate? Well. If you are going to the US a lot and you know that since Trump became president the rate will jump around a bit. Then you can pre-exchange into USD on your account. Which can lead to huge savings.

So now I have USD and EUR on my account, how does it know which currency to use? Simple. It will always try the local currency based on where you are using your card. So if you are in New York. Then it will try and use your USD. And if there isn’t enough USD for the transaction. Then it will simply exchange from your primary currency.

Best of all. It is all FREE!

What changed on your Travels?

With Revolut that isn’t necessary anymore. When I land at my destination I will find an ATM and pull out a small amount for currency for buying small stuff at markets etc. Then when I need to buy something in a shop or pay for my hotel I will just use my Revolut card. Doing this I am sure to get the best exchange rate.

But Revolut is so much more

The best thing to do is to go to and see all of their features and maybe even signup. Using this link and entering your phone number will give you a FREE card with FREE shipping

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I build stuff at Relatel A/S, vivid traveller and gear junkie.