A colleague of mine mentioned he’d just been to a Bureau de Change to buy 800zł (Polish Złoty) and I immediately thought I should probably recommend some fintech to him.
I get the impression he’s not up for another bank account, but think he’d respond better to a specific currency card, so either TransferWise Borderless or Revolut. I hold both cards but haven’t had much opportunity to text both against the other in the field.
My immediate thought was to recommend TransferWise over Revolut, as I have the impression that, although here are more small fees attached, the customer support is better, and I personally would use that card. But am I making the right recommendation? He was immediately impressed with the app which proved I could buy PLN cheaper than he just had.
I actually think they’re slightly different products, just on the debit card side of things; Visa vs Mastercard, fees or none, Apple Pay etc. and that’s before all the bells and whistles Revolut adds, or bank account numbers they both offer.
Thinking about how these cards would function for someone not so into the fintech scene, which would you recommend to a traveller, and why?
TL;DR – taking all things into account, would you recommend TransferWise Borderless or Revolut for a traveller?