Stumbled across this today, yet another foreign bank heading to these shores… this time from Russia!

Anyone think they’ll be a success?


Like the name but no fscs that I noticed and I’m a bit suspicious of Russian technology in the current climate




I tried to find a Donald Trump emoji without success :wink:


:jack_o_lantern: is close

Not just the Trump thing, I reserve judgement until more evidence either way, it’s the bots and hacking and state intervention in business. Might be totally unjustified but doesn’t sit easy with me

(Hugh Wells) #6

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(Hugh Wells) #19

Could we keep this on topic please. As per the Code of Conduct, we prefer to steer clear of overly political posts.

I’m afraid if this thread continues in its current direction, it will be locked.

Edit: I have now removed the off topic posts


I should have known when I made the original post how it would turn out

(Starling Guru) #21


How do you remove the politics when it’s kind of linked to how the product is perceived? Ok so maybe not the gifs (awesome as they were)


Can you link to this, please? On scanning quickly, I cannot see a mention of this. Very happy to be corrected though :slightly_smiling_face:

(Hugh Wells) #24

I apologise - that isn’t explicitly mentioned. Thanks for making me aware - I will get that corrected :).


Deliberately derailing threads, or other forms of trolling.
Posting low-value content that doesn’t add to the discussion.

are mentioned as things we try to avoid.

I would also like to draw your attention to:

Just because something is not explicitly prohibited in this document, that doesn’t make it automatically ok.


Perfect, thanks Hugh :pray:

My fun has been had, I shall resume normal duty.

(James Harrington) #26

did anyone else get a questionaire from Amaiz today?

I really want to fill it out but it requires a Google Account and I don’t have one

(Graham - Mental health professional) #27

Yep (though I had to email them to report a broken link before I could complete it).

Essentially, it seems to me to be a pre-paid card with some account aggregation thrown in. Probably shan’t bother on that basis.

(James Harrington) #28

I think for me it depends on a few things (not necessarily in this order)

  1. Euro Account offering at some point
  2. Full banking licence aspirations
  3. ATM Charges (foreign and domestic) No foreign ATM fees is my main reason for not dropping Starling
  4. How they handle customer services

Number 4 is going to be subjective. Revolut have appauling customer service but a really good product that for many people seems to outweigh that.

I also need to be careful not to get too many accounts, I currently have Coconut, Starling, Monzo, Lloyds, Curve and a few more. So I’ll see what the initial offering is before I sign up.

(Graham - Mental health professional) #29

Easy to become a collector when it’s so easy to open an account these days :slightly_smiling_face:

I’ve trimmed my sails recently, a task rendered easier when you can define what a deal- breaker is - crappy CS, slow payments, no instant notifications etc…

I’ll stick with Curve in any event. It’s a novel tool and just works. As it stands I have - Starling, Monzo, Nationwide (empty). I’ll give N26 a look.

(James Harrington) #30

I’m definitely trying N26, i know it’s vanity but I really want a metal card and since I don’t qualify (now or ever) for a centurion card I’ll take whatever else I can get my hands on :smile:

(Graham - Mental health professional) #31

You really have no shame, clearly :grinning: