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    Anyone use this card, pseudobank thing? I live in euro zone and have money in pounds plus go to Russia quite often too (cos of girlfriend) so anything which reduces exchange rates is potentially a godsend... so far it's been good but there have been a few issues. Thoughts anyone? Alternatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Anyone use this card, pseudobank thing? I live in euro zone and have money in pounds plus go to Russia quite often too (cos of girlfriend) so anything which reduces exchange rates is potentially a godsend... so far it's been good but there have been a few issues. Thoughts anyone? Alternatives?
    I do, but I think TransferWise might be even better for reducing exchange rates, speed and security.
    I have more confidence in it, ultimately, than I do in Revolut, which has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately.

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    yeah, they're scum aren't they?

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    Probably, they are a bank... but why in particular? I know they are kinda vague about fees etc

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    I do, but I think TransferWise might be even better for reducing exchange rates, speed and security.
    I have more confidence in it, ultimately, than I do in Revolut, which has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately.
    I tried TW today. I'm in Russia and wanted to send some money to my girlfriend's brother but it kept saying that the card number was "the wrong format" which it wasn't cos it was right there on his card and we checked if fifty times. That was incredibly frustrating, there was no way past it, the help function seemed to have only general queries and I couldn't figure out how to message them and ask the question. Just gave up in the end - completely no way past that screen erroneously and intractably saying "nope". At least with Revolut they have these online chat guys that you can ask any question to in real time (though lately they have been busy as fuck and you have to wait an hour for them to talk to you).

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    There was a big thing recently about the appalling ways they treat staff.

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