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Prepay Technologies ltd is an electronic money institution focused on digital banking and payment services. Prepay Technologies ltd offers virtual Euro IBAN accounts, virtual UK accounts, prepaid debit cards, travel money cards, gift cards, corporate cards to individuals, businesses. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Prepay Technologies ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Prepay Technologies delivers its products and services to UK customers via its registered agent Monese Ltd (company number 8720992, FCA reference number 900188). Products and services listed below are offered by Monese Ltd.

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Revolut Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on offering banking services. Revolut Ltd offers UK current accounts, EURO current accounts with IBAN, prepaid cards, virtual prepaid cards, cryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrency transfers between Revolut users to individuals, businesses. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Revolut Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Monese Business Focus
digital banking and payment services
Monese Products
  • virtual Euro IBAN accounts
  • virtual UK accounts
  • prepaid debit cards
  • travel money cards
  • gift cards
  • corporate cards
Monese Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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Revolut Business Focus
offering banking services
Revolut Products
  • UK current accounts
  • EURO current accounts with IBAN
  • prepaid cards
  • virtual prepaid cards
Revolut Services
  • cryptocurrency exchange
  • cryptocurrency transfers between Revolut users
Revolut Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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Compare Personal Accounts

Monese Revolut
CurrencyEUR, GBPUSD, GBP, EUR
and 26 more
Payment Cardsphysical
virtual
physical
virtual
Personal IBAN available (GB IBAN) available (GB IBAN)
UK Account Number available available
Customer GroupsEEA residentsall countries
Pricing Plans Starter
Plus
Premium
Standard
Premium
Metal
Open Account Open Account
 

Currency

Monese

Monese Current Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in EUR, GBP.

Revolut

Personal Current Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, CHF, DKK, NOK, SEK, RON, SGD, HKD, AUD, NZD, TRY, ILS, AED, CAD, HUF, JPY, MAD, CZK, QAR, THB, ZAR, MXN, RUB, SAR, HRK, BGN.

Payment Cards

Monese

Monese Debit Card (MasterCard) can be ordered together with Monese Current Account.

Revolut

Revolut Personal Card can be ordered together with Personal Current Account.

Personal IBAN

Monese

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances
  • UK sort code and account number available for GBP balances

Revolut

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances
  • UK sort code and account number available for GBP balances

IBAN Countries

Monese

Personal IBANs assigned to Monese Current Account belong to the United Kingdom.

Revolut

Personal IBANs assigned to Personal Current Account belong to the United Kingdom.

Pricing Plans

Monese

Monese Current Account is offered with several pricing plans for different customer groups, namely Starter, Plus, Premium.

  • Starter
  • offered to: EEA residents
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Closing Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • A full current account for no monthly cost
  • Free contactless card
  • Fees apply to some top-ups and transfers
  • Open Account
  • Plus
  • offered to: EEA residents
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 4.95 EUR
  • Closing Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • Fixed monthly fee
  • Free contactless card
  • Reduced rates on top-ups and transfers
  • Open Account
  • Premium
  • offered to: EEA residents
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 14.95 EUR
  • Closing Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • Unlimited withdrawals
  • Free contactless card
  • No fees on top-ups or transfers
  • Open Account

Revolut

Personal Current Account is offered with several pricing plans for different customer groups, namely Standard, Premium, Metal.

  • Standard
  • offered to: all countries
  • Monthly Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Free UK account
  • Free Euro IBAN account
  • Spend in over 150 currencies at the interbank exchange rate
  • No fee exchange in 30 fiat currencies up to €6,000 per month
  • No fee ATM withdrawals up to €200 per month
  • Open Account
  • Premium
  • offered to: all countries
  • Monthly Fee 7.99 EUR
  • Free UK account
  • Free Euro IBAN account
  • Spend in over 150 currencies at the interbank exchange rate
  • Unlimited exchange in 30 fiat currencies - no monthly limit
  • No fee ATM withdrawals up to €400 per month
  • Instant access to 5 cryptocurrencies
  • Premium card with exclusive designs
  • Disposable virtual cards
  • Open Account
  • Metal
  • offered to: all countries
  • Monthly Fee 13.99 EUR
  • Free UK account
  • Free Euro IBAN account
  • Spend in over 150 currencies at the interbank exchange rate
  • Unlimited exchange in 30 fiat currencies - no monthly limit
  • No fee ATM withdrawals up to €600 per month
  • Instant access to 5 cryptocurrencies
  • Exclusive Revolut Metal card
  • Disposable virtual cards
  • 0.1% cashback within Europe and 1% outside Europe on all card payments
  • Open Account

How to Open Monese Account

Opening Monese Current Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your proof of identity
3.
Pass video authentication
4.
Account is ready to use in a few minutes
Monese Accounts are available to private individuals, residents of the EEA.
Proof of Identity. Depending of the client's country, Monese accepts the following documents: passport, national ID card, driving license, residence card.
Identity Verification. Monese requires to take a video selfie using Monese application.
Monese doesn't require to provide either local proof of address documents or credit score documents. However, a proof of address can be used as an identity verification instead of the video selfie.


How to Open Revolut Account

Opening Personal Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your proof of identity
3.
Account is ready to use in a few minutes
Revolut Personal Accounts are available to residents of all countries except for several sanctioned countries and territories.
Proof of Identity. To verify his/her identity, a private customer should take a picture of a valid government-issued ID and a picture of him/her-self.
Identity Verification. Revolut doesn't require a customer to verify his/her identity when opening an account, however to activate a Revolut card, the customer will have to verify his/her identity. Revolut will ask to submit a government-issued photo ID, a selfie, and sometimes a proof of your residency. The whole process normally takes less than 5 minutes.
Other Documents. Revolut doesn't require a proof of address, however upon reaching a certain account balance, the account holder will be asked about proof of funds.


Compare Personal Cards

Monese Revolut
Prepay Technologies ltd CardRevolut Ltd Card
Card Typedebit
physical
contactless
debit
physical, virtual
contactless
Currencysingle currency
EUR, GBP
multi currency
as per account
Card ProviderMasterCardVisa, MasterCard, Maestro
Order Card Order Card
 

Card Type

Monese

Monese cards are debit cards, rather than prepaid cards. Monese cards are issued only as physical (plastic) cards and are delivered to the customer's address.

Revolut

Revolut cards are debit cards, rather than prepaid cards. Revolut cards are issued as both physical (plastic) and virtual cards; plastic cards are delivered to the customer's address.

Currency

Monese

Monese Debit Card is a single currency card, it can be issued in EUR, GBP only.

Revolut

Revolut Personal Card is a multi-currency card, the funds can be held in different currencies at the same time. Revolut Personal Card can hold funds in any as the corresponding account, namely in USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, CHF, DKK, NOK, SEK, RON, SGD, HKD, AUD, NZD, TRY, ILS, AED, CAD, HUF, JPY, MAD, CZK, QAR, THB, ZAR, MXN, RUB, SAR, HRK, BGN.

Customer Group

Monese

Monese payment cards are available to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

Revolut

Revolut cards are available to verified Revolut customers globally, except for several countries and territories.

Up to 5 virtual cards can be connected to Revolut account.

Disposable virtual cards (suitable for one-time, online transactions) are available only to Revolut Premium customers.

Card Loading

Monese

Monese cards can be topped up from the cardholder's Monese Current account. Monese accounts can be topped up with a bank transfer. Within the UK Monese accounts can be topped up with cash at the Post Office and PayPoint.

Revolut

Revolut card does not have a separate balance from Revolut e-wallet. So, topping up a Revolut e-wallet actually loads the Revolut cards connected to the e-wallet.

Card Security

Monese

3D Secure Payments. 3D Secure makes online shopping safer for both cardholders and retailers, by authenticating that the cardholder is making the transaction at the time of purchase. This enhanced security is by way of an SMS message that’s sent whenever making an online transaction using a Monese card.

Revolut

Revolut provides a number of security settings which can be applied for each Revolut card separately:

  • location security
  • magstripe payments
  • contactless payments
  • ATM withdrawals
  • e-commerce transactions

Pricing Plans

Monese

Card Fees and Limits
SimpleClassicPremium
Card Delivery Fee4.95 GBPfreefree
ATM Withdrawal Feeup tp 200 GBP monthly: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 800 GBP monthly: free
above that: 2.00%
free
Foreign Currency Spending Feeup tp 2,000 GBP monthly: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 8,000 GBP monthly: free
above that: 2.00%
free

Revolut

Card Fees and Limits
StandardPremiumMetal
Card Issuance Feefreefreefree
Card Delivery FeeRegular: 4.99 GBP
Express: 19.99 EUR
Free Express DeliveryFree Express Delivery
Virtual Card FeeFirst Virtual Card: free
Extra Virtual Card: 4.99 GBP
freefree
ATM Withdrawal Feeup to 200 EUR: free
above: 2.00%
up to 400 EUR: free
above: 2.00%
up to 600 EUR: free
above: 2.00%