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  • S879 115 posts

    I’d like to get a card for my 17 year old. Is a debit card the right option or a top up card? I know Revolut let’s you add a card for minors. Is there a better option?

    Andrew. 506 posts

    They’ve reached quite an age not to have a bank account with a debit card! You can usually open an account with a Visa debit card from age 11 (eg Halifax Expresscash).

    The Revolut option might be a good option if they are SEND though.

    Skywalker 746 posts
    Anna 458 posts

    +1 for Revolut – they can have a supplementary one on an adult’s account so you can load it up accordingly and keep track of what they spend!

    TooPoorToBeHere 267 posts

    My considerably younger children have Revolut <18 accounts. Each adult “free” tier Revolut account can have one child account – so I “host” one child account and my P2 has the other child account.

    Very useful for contactless on occasional London visits without hassle of getting + topping up Oyster.

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