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    • smileysamt
    • By smileysamt 14th Feb 18, 9:51 PM
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    VISA Version of Revolut/Monzo/TransferWise
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    • 14th Feb 18, 9:51 PM
    VISA Version of Revolut/Monzo/TransferWise 14th Feb 18 at 9:51 PM
    I am interested in receiving USD to a card. I have found various MasterCards that will do this: Revolut, Monzo and TransferWise all will work. However, the only one I can find that does a VISA is Revolut's virtual cards; unfortunately, Revolut don't accept the merchant I'm interested in using (but do accept virtual cards).

    I'd much prefer a VISA to a MasterCard, though, due to difference in fees from the merchant. Does anyone know of a place to get one?
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    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 14th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
    Most pre-pay cards are Mastercard.

    What do you want to do? Top up a pre-paid card using a US$ debit card?

    LeuPay offers a pre-paid Visa card that might do what you want.

    It appears that you can create a UK£ account and a US$ account. Top up the US$ account with a (foreign) debit card, then transfer the money to your GB£ account.

    The fees and complexity put me off.

    Fineco also offers a visa debit card, but doesn't allow funding by debit card.
    • smileysamt
    • By smileysamt 15th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
    I want to withdraw money from CEX.IO to a VISA card. (I realise it's unusual to withdraw money to a card, but that's what the case is here.) I then want to send the USD to my Revolut account (which can be topped up by debit card, but not a pre-paid card) to convert. (I already have Revolut Premium.)

    LeuPay seems to have a lot of fees, but also as above being pre-paid isn't what I want.

    Fineco looks perfect... except that I don't think you can receive USD onto it? You can have a USD account, but only EUR and GBP for debit cards... unless I'm missing something?
    Last edited by smileysamt; 15-02-2018 at 9:47 AM.
    • smileysamt
    • By smileysamt 19th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    • 19th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    • 19th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
    Does no-one else know if such a VISA card exists?
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 19th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 19th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 19th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
    https://www.expat.hsbc.com/1/2/hsbc-expat/ways-to-bank-with-us/banking-in-multiple-currencies
    • smileysamt
    • By smileysamt 21st Feb 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 1:55 PM
    Thanks eDicky. Initially that looked perfect, but it requires me to fund the account with £60,000, which is more than I have access to. Moreover, I haven't been able to find out what the fees for sending money are. (I'd want to receive the USD, and then send USD to my Revolut account, which is UK based.)
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