Revolut, the global financial platform with more than 15 million customers worldwide, has operationalised its European specialised banking licence in 10 European markets.
Customers in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia who upgrade to Revolut Bank for additional services will now have their deposits protected under the deposit guarantee scheme.
Customers in the 10 eligible European countries are now able to upgrade to Revolut Bank for additional services from within the app. The upgrade process will only take customers a few minutes. Revolut is confident that deposit accounts, alongside its wide range of products and services, will provide customers with more control, value and security than traditional banks.
“Revolut is now the fastest growing fintech company in Europe because we put the customer at the heart of everything that we do. Our product design is second to none, we have no hidden fees, and we are constantly building new and innovative financial products”, said Virgilijus Mirkės, Chief Executive Officer of Revolut Bank.
“Launching the bank in ten new European markets will provide a greater level of security and confidence for our customers, and will enable us to launch a host of new products and services in the near future”, continued Mirkės.
Last year, Revolut also launched its specialised bank in Poland and Lithuania, and started offering highly competitive credit products in both countries. The specialised bank licence allows Revolut Bank to provide limited banking services via the Revolut app along with an array of financial services and products offered by other Revolut Group companies.
To date, Revolut Group has raised almost $1 billion in investment and was most recently valued at $5.5 billion. In just five years, Revolut has attracted more than 15 million customers around the world.
Using Revolut, customers can see exactly how much they are spending each month on things like restaurants and groceries, can set monthly spending budgets for these categories and manage fees for subscription services, send and request money from friends instantly, and round-up their card payments and build-up their spare change. Revolut customers can also spend and transfer money globally with no hidden fees, hold and exchange 31 currencies in the app, and send money to friends and family instantly.