- Pay a friend
- Pay a business
- Receive money
- Withdraw to bank account
- Pay a business with credit card
- Pay a contact with credit card
- Contribute to the pot
- Use the pot with a partner of Lydia
Withdraw to bank account
Fees : 1,9%
Withdraw to Lydia account
Fees : 0,9%
Costs of manufacturing and carrying for the plastic card
- Everywhere in the world**
- Withdrawal from any bank**
- Dedicated IBAN number
- Manage your payment limits and your PIN code
***within fair use limits - see the Limits tab.
|Lydia app limits||
Verified Lydia account
|Payment with Lydia balance over a 30 day period||€250/ £200||€10,000/ £8,000|
|Payment to an individual||€1, 000/ £800||€1, 000/ £800|
|Sum of money handled by Lydia||€250/ £200||€15,000/ £12,000|
|Bank transfer||€1,000/ £800*||€10,000/ £8,000*|
Use of the Lydia Card is subject to security limits, as well as to a fair usage policy. The latter is in place so that we can offer a comprehensive and unlimited card to as many people as possible for as little as possible. The table below recaps the card and subscription limits. To avoid blocking cards that exceed these limits, once this ceiling is reached, we will charge a small fee for certain services.
|Lydia Card limits||Card usage limit||Beyond card usage limit|
|Maximum daily/ weekly payment total (in Euros)||€2,000 / €3,000||N/A|
|Maximum daily/ weekly ATM withdrawal total (in Euros)||€1,000 / €2,000||N/A|
|Number of payments (in Euros)||100 payments/month||€0.20 per payment|
|Number of ATM withdrawals (in Euros)||5 withdrawals/month||€1 per withdrawal|
|Number of cross-currency payments**||20 payments/year||2% per payment|
|Number of cross-currency ATM withdrawals**||10 withdrawals/year||€1 + 2% per withdrawal|
Other card limits
- Five declined payments per month: €0.20 beyond this.
- 10 blocked payments per year: €30 beyond this.
- Maximum annual Lydia account top-up limit: €50,000 per user.
|Maximum amount per contribution||€1,000/ £800|
|Total number of Cagnottes that can be organised at any one time by the same user||5|
* Minimum amount = €1/£1. Maximum accumulated total over 12 months = €2,500/ £2,000 for a non-verified Lydia account, and €30,000/ £25,000 for verified accounts.
**Card acceptance points and ATM locations are available on the Mastercard website. Mastercard executes and defines the rate of the conversion.
Important: In the case of a Cagnotte, if the organiser is the only participant, the withdrawal of his contribution is only possible after a period of one month after the payment is made.
The limits in the Lydia App and Cagnotte tables above apply subject to acceptance by the sender’s bank.
Cards accepted: Visa/ Mastercard from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK.