Revolut, a leading fintech platform and neobank, has received a special banking license to operate in Spain. User deposits are now insured up to €100K, with the coverage being provided by Deposit and Investment Insurance, a Lithuanian state company. The company, which now has over 800,000 customers in Spain, expects to grow its userbase with this new development.
Revolut Customers in Spain Can Upgrade to Revolut Bank
Revolut, one of the biggest fintech neobanks in Europe, has received a special banking license in Spain, and can now offer deposit insurance to its customers. The protection of the deposited assets will be provided by a Lithuanian state company called Deposit and Investment Insurance, and it will cover amounts of up to €100K (about $115,000). To receive this protection over their assets, customers will have to upgrade their Revolut accounts to Revolut Bank accounts.
The strategy aims to keep Revolut growing in Spain after a poll made last year indicated that more than 80% of users would deposit more funds in the service if they were insured. In the same way, 60% indicated they would use Revolut to settle payments if the platform presented options for insurance.