Revolut: Britain's First Digital-only Bank Unicorn

Revolut: Britain's First Digital-only Bank Unicorn
Case Code: BSTR572
Case Length: 15 Pages
Period: 2000-2019
Pub Date: 2019
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.400
Organization: Revolut
Industry: -
Themes: Digital Banking, Digital-only Bank Unicorn, App-based Banking, European Banking Industry, FinTech Start-up, Start-up Unicorn, Vertical-Industry Structure, E-Money, Mobile Banking, Evolution of Start-ups, Location-triggered Travel InsuranceEvolution of Start-ups, Traditional Banking
Revolut: Britain's First Digital-only Bank Unicorn
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The Road Ahead

Revolut faced stiff competition from a number of fast-growing FinTech companies including TransferWise and Monzo. TransferWise used a peer-to-peer model to get better rates for consumers and help customers move money from one place to another in a secure, fast, and convenient way at a low cost. All of its exchanges were done at the real mid-market exchange rates that traditional, big banks got on the interbank market. Monzo – an app-only bank – offered services similar to those of Revolut...


Exhibit I: An Indicative List of Services that can be offered through E-Money License
Exhibit II: Details of Cryptocurrencies
Exhibit III: Comparison of Revolut Standard, Premium and Metal cards
Exhibit IV: Details of Revolut’s Competitors

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