How to buy Revolut shares when it goes public

Here's everything we know so far about the Revolut IPO.

Revolut is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO), but wishes to achieve higher sales before it does so. The chief executive and co-founder Nik Storonsky said that “to be able to IPO successfully we need to be at least in the few billion dollars range of revenue a year”. The company raised $800 million (about £597 million) from investors, which would value Revolut at $33 billion (£34.6 billion).

This means that Revolut has a fair way to go before it will IPO - it made an adjusted revenue of $359 million (£268 million) in 2020.

How to buy shares in Revolut when it goes public

Once Revolut goes public, you'll need a brokerage account to invest. Consider opening a brokerage account today so you're ready as soon as the stock hits the market.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Create an account using basic personal details along with your ID and bank information. You can make a deposit with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Revolut. Find the stock by name or the ticker symbol .
  4. Buy Revolut shares. Once shares become available on your platform, decide how much stock you want to buy and create an order.

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