Quick Answer: What Bank Is Behind Revolut?

Is Revolut protected by FSCS?

Your normal Revolut accounts (which are e-money accounts you hold with us) are not covered by the Scheme, but are “safeguarded”.

This means that whenever money is moved from your Savings Vault back to your normal Revolut account, it stops being protected by the FSCS, but is safeguarded instead..

Is Revolut in financial trouble?

Revolut’s losses trebled in 2019 to £104.7 million, following a year of rapid growth which saw the UK challenger hire 1,628 more staff, as well as launch in the US and Singapore. Up from £32.8 million in losses the previous year, Revolut’s 2019 financial results fit into the pattern of its UK competitors.

Is Revolut worth getting?

The most significant benefits of using Revolut are the ability to convert currency at the best possible rates, transfer money internationally for nothing, and spend money across the globe without any fees. Even your best travel credit cards won’t do that.

Is a Revolut card worth having?

The Benefits of a Revolut Card The key reason I chose the Revolut card was because of their exceptional currency conversion rates; they offer the same rates that banks themselves use to exchange currency between one another. In other words you’re getting currency at a “wholesale” price – before the banks mark it up.

We’re proud to say that Revolut has been authorised to provide Account Information Services, meaning it can securely use Irish bank’s APIs. This enables you to connect an external bank account to Revolut securely, safe in the knowledge that access will only be used to provide the service you’ve asked for.

Is Revolut protected?

Revolut is authorised by the FCA but does not have a British banking licence. Instead its licence is in Lithuania. Its website says deposits are not FSCS-protected and describes its accounts as “e-money” rather than “current” accounts, with the latter implying the accounts would be protected.

What bank owns Revolut?

challenger bankThe challenger bank is really a bank Founded in 2015 by former Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank investment bankers Nikolay Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko, Revolut is an app with a multicurrency card.

What happens if Revolut goes bust?

If Revolut were to become insolvent, customers would be able to claim this money back from the bank i.e. Lloyds. And according to the FCA, depositors will get their funds back in priority to all other creditors.

What’s the catch with Revolut?

While at the time of writing it is not operating as a bank, it is slowly becoming one, having received a banking license in December 2018. As a result, Revolut itself doesn’t store your money, it uses Barclays and Lloyds for that. Since it is not yet a bank, it does not offer any deposit protection.

Is Revolut bank safe?

‘ Until the banking license is fully approved, Revolut remains regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, so current accounts are ring-fenced in a Barclays account. This means the money would be safe should any problems arise at Revolut.

Can I transfer money from Revolut to my bank account?

Can I transfer money from Revolut to my bank account? Yes you can! You can transfers money to a bank account in up to 31 supported currencies and set up beneficiaries for regular transfers.

Is Revolut covered by bank guarantee?

They have over 4 million users and about 1,000,000 in Ireland. It is more popular than N26 in Ireland – probably because it launched here before N26. Revolut is NOT a bank – it is an “Electronic Money Institution”. It is not covered by any banking guarantee.

Is Revolut backed by a bank?

❔ Is Revolut a bank? When we started in 2015, were were a digital payments service. Legally speaking, we are an electronic money institution. We are authorised to handle money, facilitate business transactions and currency exchanges, but we cannot offer certain financial services; such as the FSCS deposit guarantee.

Is Revolut Safe 2020?

Revolut is authorized by the FCA, so it meets the FCA requirements for safeguarding and managing clients’ funds. In collaboration with Tier 1 bank partners, clients’ monies are held in ring fenced segregated accounts. Revolut also gives users the ability to take charge of their security.

Is my money safe Revolut?

As an authorised institution, Revolut safeguards your funds as per regulatory requirements. Safeguarding protects you because, in the event of an insolvency of Revolut, you will be able to claim your funds from this segregated account and your claim will be paid above all other creditors.